SWAT Team Throws Grenade Into Toddler’s Crib Causing Coma, Severe Burns During Drug Raid
During a drug raid on an Atlanta home, police threw a stun grenade into the crib of a 19-month-old boy whose family was visiting relatives in the home, causing serious burns and requiring the toddler to be put in a medically induced coma.
Wisconsin resident Alecia Phonesavanh says she was visiting her sister-in-law with her husband and their kids. When police raided her sister-in-law’s home on Wednesday, a stun grenade landed in her sleeping son’s crib.
Alecia says “it landed in his playpen and exploded on his pillow right in his face. It’s my baby. He’s only a baby. He didn’t deserve any of this.”
The boy was rushed to the hospital where doctors had to medically induce a coma to treat his burns.
Alecia says “he’s in the burn unit. We go up to see him and his whole face is ripped open. He has a big cut on his chest. He’s only 19 months old. He didn’t do anything.”
The boy’s father, a musician, wrote a Facebook post saying “my friends my heart my mind my soul is fill with sadness right now my son is not doing too good I will need few days to get myself together I will get back and share music with you when we are all feels better keep rocking friends.”
Alecia told reporters “he’s in a medically induced come and he is paralyzed. I hope he’s not going to remember this. I know his sisters, his mommy, and his daddy will never forget this. Our kids have been through enough this year. This is just more trauma that they didn’t need, and I just wish there was something better I could do to make it better for him. Wrong place, wrong time. There’s nothing I can do about it.”