Police: Father accused of drowning 3-month-old baby boy after dispute with mother

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MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police are investigating the homicide of a three-month-old baby boy that happened near the Glenbrook Apartments around 8:45 p.m. on Saturday, July 30th. The victim has been identified as Sean Flowers III.


Robert Amstadt

According to police, the baby's father became involved in a dispute with the baby's mother.

The father took the baby from the house and walked into a nearby pond until he was submerged up to his chest.

"He started running and just kind of trotted right into the lake with the baby -- and that's when I called 911," Robert Amstadt said.

Infant death near Habor Pointe Apartments in Milwaukee

Infant death near Habor Pointe Apartments in Milwaukee

It was a horrific scene as many watched and some tried to help as the man ran into the pond with the baby.

Joey Griffin

Joey Griffin

Police say a civilian witness followed the suspect into the water to prevent harm to the baby.

"Without thinking -- I just ran into the water. I yelled at him 'where's the baby? Where's the baby?' And then I saw a baby floating in the water. I grabbed it. I tried to swim away with it. He lunged at me and took the baby again and swam further, deeper. We all lost. We all lost this one. No matter what you do, no matter how hard you try, sometimes you just lose. No matter how hard you try. You just wish you could've did more," Joey Griffin said.

Responding officers also proceeded into the water in an attempt to rescue the baby and apprehend the suspect.

Pond near 75th and Glenbrook

Pond near 75th and Glenbrook

When officers reached the suspect, he was not in possession of the baby. The suspect was taken into custody while still in the pond.

Meanwhile, additional officers searched the pond for the baby.

Pond near 75th and Glenbrook

Pond near 75th and Glenbrook

The unconscious baby boy was located within minutes and officers rushed to shore to immediately began resuscitation efforts. The Milwaukee Fire Department arrived on the scene and began advanced life support efforts. Unfortunately, the baby was unable to be revived and died at the scene.

While apprehending the suspect and searching for the baby, several officers unintentionally ingested the untreated pond water. They were taken to a hospital as a precaution. They are expected to make a full recovery.

Infant death near Habor Pointe Apartments in Milwaukee

Infant death near Habor Pointe Apartments in Milwaukee

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  • Fancy

    How selfish of this father. Kill yourself looser and leave your innocent baby alone. You’re going to jail for a long time you worthless POS.

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  • guest71

    Why doesn’t Wisconsin have the death penalty for crimes like this? He’ll get less than 10 years.

  • imcrazy

    How can anybody hold his baby (any baby) in his arms and let the baby drown? Waterboard the SOB!!


    The Father’s a loser….But how can “MANY” watch and not take some kind of action to subdue this garbage long enough to save the poor baby? ONE PERSON TRIED??? ONE PERSON??? And with Chisholm as the Prosecutor, don’t just assume this guy will get much time at all.


    Father is not the correct word. POS s–t sperm donor is correct.term. Back in the day before cameras everywhere, someone would have held, the killers head under in the sewer water. Read the Choir Boys by Joseph Wambaugh. A great book on cops & their lives

  • Hillary is a HE-devil!!

    This POS should be executed asap,(NO trial,NO jury) for killing this innocent baby. His life don’t matter anymore!!! Hey Nate Hamilton,where are YOU and the other idiot BLM hypocrites denouncing THIS child’s murder?? Well,Nate? RIP little one,YOUR life mattered! You are safe with God.

  • goddess0ftruth

    Why does their need to be a riot and why bring up BLM the suspect was captured and will be held accountable! BLM is because cops are being recorded unjustly killing black people and still getting away with it. Crazy people. Tragic story, hope the guy is punished to the full extent of the law


      Why bring up BLM??? Doesn’t this infants Black Life Matter? Apparently the infant wasn’t killed by a Cop so no, we won’t March and Riot. We don’t Riot or March when Black people kill Black people. We’ll only do that if a Cop kills a black person. 145 Homicides in Milwaukee last year, mostly black on black. But the goddessoftruth isn’t concerned about that, no, but have a Cop swing his baton once in self defense and GODDESSOFTRUTH will have Wisconsin Ave and Water street shut down within minutes. You, with the exception of Mr. GRIFFIN, are like everyone else who, unless it’s a Cop doing the killing, could care less about black on black crime.

  • raelene ramos

    Straight to Hell. Also, I would not scream at the guy – I’d run out there and jam my fingers in his eyes and grab the baby. Anything. Just ACT.

  • Debra Webster

    I remember when I was in Italy many years ago there was an incident where a father took his partners very young baby, 8/10 months old I think and threw her into a stream at the back of their property and killed the poor mite….. the police traced the steam back along it’s route and found the property and the man….he was tried and sentenced to life…..but within a month the other prisoners had “disposed” of this vile piece of scum. Hopefully that will happen to this sub human piece of detritus…… he truly doesn’t deserve to live. I don’t believe in karma as I have seen way too many bad things happen to the best of people and many good things happen to scum…..I believe in good old fashioned revenge! It is a lot more satisfying!

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