Raymond Licon Jr., a police officer in El Paso, Texas, has been charged with criminally negligent homicide following the death of his infant son, Azrael Ezekiel Licon. Azrael drowned in the family's tub while Licon argued with his estranged spouse, according to People.
Reports indicate that Licon was distracted by texts and calls from his wife. A call to 911 was placed 45 minutes into the argument, after Licon noticed his son's condition. Water had already begun leaking from the first floor to the second.
Licon admitted to responders that he was responsible for the death and had attempted CPR. The boy died at a nearby hospital shortly thereafter, according to El Paso Times.
Licon has since been let go from the El Paso police, where he worked for two years. He has not retained an attorney or entered a plea for his charges, but was let out of jail after posting bond.
[Photo: El Paso Police]