A black man in Brooklyn who didn’t want to be a dad pummeled his 16-month-old daughter, cracking her skull and blackening her eye during a Father’s Day beatdown that left her in a coma, police sources said.
Little Nylah Lewis has bleeding on the brain, multiple skull fractures and bruising on her face, legs and other parts of her body, authorities said. And the girl, who is at Maimonides Medical Center, needed a blood transfusion.
Nylah’s injuries are so extreme, there is little hope she would live another 24 hours, a prosecutor said early Tuesday.
The tragedy began Sunday with 19-year-old Shaquan Taylor at his Coney Island apartment spending time with his daughter. Sometime in the afternoon, Taylor sent a Facebook message to the mom, telling her there was a problem and that she needed to pick up Nylah, police sources said.
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When Tammy Lewis arrived, her daughter was face up on the couch and struggling to breathe, with obvious bruising on her face, sources said. The 17-year-old mom grabbed Nylah and left the apartment, but Taylor caught up to her in the lobby. He knocked her to the ground with one punch — as she was holding their child, sources said.
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Nylah Lewis was left with two skull fractures, bleeding on the brain, a black left eye and bruises on her face, legs and other parts of her body. (Todd Maisel/New York Daily News)
The father then grabbed his daughter and handed her to a friend, who passed the baby to an EMS crew that had been sent to the scene.
The young mom ran off, but Taylor chased her and continued bashing her outside his W. 32nd St. building, bruising her face, sources said. Then he hid in the bushes, according to police.
Responding officers chased Taylor and busted him. Police charged him early Monday with felony assault and acting in a manner injurious to a child younger…