UPDATED: Edgewood Man Arrested for Assaulting Baby

(Edgewood, MD - June 3, 2010) On Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at approximately 1:20pm, Harford County Sheriff's deputies responded to the emergency room at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center regarding a child being treated for head trauma. Upon arrival, deputies learned Shamyrah Irons, age 1 had been transported to the hospital from the 1700 block of Fountain Rock Way in Edgewood, Maryland by Joppa Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company EMS personnel. Due to the head trauma, the child was subsequently flown to Johns Hopkins Pediatric Center where she died this evening at approximately 5:35pm.

The investigation revealed at the time of the injury the child was in the care and custody of her father Keaton Irons, age 24, who resides in 1700 block of Fountain Rock Way, Edgewood, Maryland. Mr. Irons has been charged with Attempted 1st degree murder, Attempted 2nd degree murder, Assault 1st degree, Assault 2nd degree, and Child Abuse 1st degree. Mr. Irons is currently being held in the Harford County Detention Center without bond and additional charges are pending.

News Release

June 03, 2010


  • Monica A. Worrell