Man takes baby to meet with prostitute

Tuscaloosa, AL (WTVM) - A man in Tuscaloosa may be charged with child endangerment after taking along his nine month old son during a meeting with a prostitute.

Police in Tuscaloosa County said the 29-year-old man took the baby with him to meet the woman at a motel because he didn't have anyone to babysit.

Once inside the motel room, another man entered and a fight broke out. Shots were fired while the baby was in the room, and a bullet grazed the father's head.

"The child was on the bed, he picked the child up, tried to leave, that's when he was shot at," said Captain Loyd Baker of the Tuscaloosa Police.

Hospital workers contacted police after the man sought treatment. The child was taken into protective custody.

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