Texas officer arrested, charged after infant son drowns in bathtub

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) - Crimes Against Persons detectives have arrested and charged an off-duty police officer following the drowning death of his infant son on June 20.

Raymond Licon Jr., 27, now faces Criminal Negligent Homicide charges after investigators say he left his 11-month-old alone in a bathtub inside a home located at 3334 Zion.

According to police, Licon Jr. returned to find the baby "without signs of life" and immediately performed CPR and called 911. The baby was taken to University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Police say Licon Jr., two-year veteran of the El Paso Police Department, has been relieved of duty and booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility under a $10,000 bond.

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