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SUITLAND, Md. (WUSA9) - A man is under arrest for allegedly abusing a child in his care.

Prince George's County Police arrested Clinton E. Bernard, 26, of the 3800 block of Swann Rd in the murder of two-year-old Jamir K. Shipe.

The medical examiner ruled the death as homicide. Police say on the morning of May 22, officers responded to the aforementioned addrss for an unresponsive child. The child was taken to the hospital for several injuries included head trauma and was listed in critical condition.

Detectives say Bernard, who is in a relationship with the child's mother, admitted to assaulting the toddler.

Bernard remains in custody without bond.

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