Brooklyn baby declared brain dead after allegedly shaken by ex-con — who...

Brooklyn baby declared brain dead after allegedly shaken by ex-con — who tried to blame the mother

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An ex-con shook his 6-month-old son so violently that the boy was declared brain dead, then tried to blame the baby’s mom, police sources said Thursday.

Police found Gianni Gilmore motionless inside his home on Gates Ave. near Marcy Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant Tuesday afternoon.

His father, Shatwaun Gilmore, 24, called 911 at 5:50 p.m — but only after Gianni’s maternal grandmother, Jacqueline Saintangle, checked on boy.

“When I opened the door, Shatwaun called me, he said, ‘Mam, mam, help me.’ I see my (grandson), he’s not responsive, nothing,” Saintangle, 59, told the Daily News. She rushed home because a neighbor heard Gianni’s crying.

Gilmore rushed out of the child’s room, Saintangle said, and she saw her grandson on the bed.

The boy’s 27-year-old uncle, who showed up moments later, tried to perform CPR.

“My mom was crying. She screamed, ‘You killed him!’ to my sister’s boyfriend. … He didn’t say anything,” said the uncle, who didn’t want his name used.

A panicked Gilmore called for an ambulance after Saintangle yelled, “Why didn’t you call 911?” she told The News.

The baby was declared brain dead at NYU Langone Medical Center/Tisch Hospital, cops said.

Gianni showed symptoms similar to shaken baby syndrome, police sources said.

The city’s Administration for Children’s Services does not have a history with the family, sources said.

Gilmore initially tried to pin the crime on the infant’s 22-year-old mother, but she wasn’t home when cops arrived and investigators cleared her as a suspect, police sources said.

Cops have only been called to the home once before — to quell an argument between Gilmore and his girlfriend, authorities said.

A former downstairs neighbor, who would only identify herself as Debo L., said that the couple, who is from Haiti, has a volatile relationship.

“They just fight all the time. Physical. All the time over my head,” the woman said. “I’d knock on the ceiling with the broom. I went up one time, I said, ‘Please, stop the noise.’”

Saintangle said her daughter was uncomfortable leaving the baby alone with Gilmore.

“He fights my daughter. He punch my daughter in her face. He squeeze her neck," she said.

"In the morning, he was fighting with my daughter in my room — my son called me."

"This boy (Gilmore) is evil. I don’t know how people do this to kids," Saintangle said. "This young man, he has to go to jail for life."

On Thursday, authorities charged Gilmore with assault and child endangerment.

Gilmore is on parole for a 2013 attempted robbery conviction.

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