MANCHESTER, Tenn. (WKRN) — A man has been charged after the death of his five-week-old son over the weekend in Coffee County.

Manchester police said they were notified Saturday of a boy admitted to Tennova Healthcare Harton with a head injury. The child was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center due to the severity of his injuries, officers explained.

Noah Clark
Noah Clark (Courtesy: Clark Family)

According to an arrest warrant, the injury happened at an apartment on McArthur Street, while the child was in the care of his 21-year-old father, Gavin Clark. The boy was examined by two Vanderbilt doctors who found the injuries “to be consistent with abuse,” the paperwork states.

Clark was arrested Sunday on a murder charge and lodged in the Coffee County jail.

Gavin Clark (Courtesy: Coffee County Detention Center)

Ricky Clark, the father of Gavin Clark called the death of his grandson, Noah Clark, an accident. He told News 2 his son was at the top of the stairs holding the boy, when he tripped on a toy, causing him to drop the child.

The investigation is ongoing.