Police: Teen threw premature baby out window

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Police say a pregnant 16-year-old went into labor and threw the child out of second-story window after it was delivered. (KTRK)

An infant girl has died after being thrown from an apartment window, Omaha police officials say.

Police say a pregnant 16-year-old went into labor and threw the child out of second-story window after it was delivered on Friday.

When paramedics arrived, police said the baby's grandmother was holding and administering CPR to an infant in the parking lot of the apartment complex.

The child was transported to CHI Creighton and was pronounced dead shortly after arriving there. A 16-year-old was also transported to the hospital for a medical evaluation.

Police said the teen's mother called 911 to report her daughter.

"The child was transported to Creighton University Medical Center, the child has died," Lt. Mark Desler, with the Omaha Police Department, said.

Family members of the teen are in disbelief.

"It's caught me by surprise. I just can't believe it. Stunned," said grandfather to the teen, John Barcelona.

Barcelona said he saw his granddaughter just days ago and had no idea she was even pregnant.

"She looked like she was well underweight more than anything else, I would've never dreamed that she was pregnant," Barcelona said. "In my head, I just can't believe it, I can't believe it."

Neighbors are also trying to wrap their heads around the horrific scene.

"It makes me feel very disturbed," neighbor Mark Nelson said. "Just looked like a normal family, normal neighbors, say hi, keep to their self."

Police said charges are pending the results of the autopsy and the remainder of the investigation.

KETV reports that the teen is still in the hospital in stable, fair condition.

A motive remains unknown. It's also unclear whether or not other family members knew the teen was pregnant.
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