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Court papers: York man shook girlfriend's baby

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Police search Ummad Rushdi's home in Windsor Township Police search Ummad Rushdi's home in Windsor Township
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Police search for Hamza Ali in Columbia Police search for Hamza Ali in Columbia
YORK, Pa. (WHTM) -

A York County man jailed for kidnapping his girlfriend's missing 7-month-old son told another man that he killed the baby by shaking him, according to a search warrant affidavit.

Ummad Rushdi, 30, told the witness that he picked up the child and shook him early Sunday after the boy woke up crying and would not stop, the affidavit states.

He said the baby went unconscious and he attempted CPR, but was unable to revive Hamza Ali at his parents' home in Delaware County early Sunday, according to the document.

Rushdi then took the child from the home and buried him, the document states.

Police said in the affidavit that the witness spoke with Ummad Rushdi on Monday.

The witness, identified as Jawwad Rushdi, said he was not told where the infant was buried.

The document does not indicate whether Jawwad Rushdi is related to Ummad Rushdi.

Ummad Rushdi was taken into custody early Wednesday at his home in the 900 block of Castle Pond Drive in Windsor Township, where police continued their search for the missing baby on Thursday.

Police in the last two days have also searched an area near the intersection of Route 30 and Route 441 in Columbia, where Rushdi's car had been abandoned.

According to the warrant, police are looking for the child, DNA and blood evidence, and any digging tools.

Rushdi, the mother, and the baby were visiting Rushdi's parents in Upper Darby over the weekend, but Rushdi took the baby from the home early Sunday while the others were sleeping, according to investigators.

Police said he did not want to tell the mother that the baby had died.

So far, Rushdi has been charged with kidnapping, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, interfering with the custody of a child, and endangering the welfare of a child.

He is being held in the Delaware County Prison on $750,000 cash bail.

 

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