Published: Feb 02, 2011 8:21 PM EST
Updated: Feb 02, 2011 5:21 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Tampa Police have arrested a 23-year-old man and charged him with aggravated child abuse after he allegedly injured a 16-month old boy.

Officials say Dwayne Poole punished the boy for playing too close to an electrical outlet by throwing the baby on a bed. Detectives said the boy's head either hit a wall or dresser, and the boy was taken to an area hospital. Police did not indicate Poole's relationship to the child.

Officials say the boy has a skull fracture, is brain dead and has a minimal chance of survival.

Poole has been charged with aggravated child abuse and is being held at the Hillsborough County Jail. It is unknown whether he has an attorney.

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