West Monroe police arrested a 17-year-old woman on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder last week after authorities received a complaint the suspect tried to kill her child.

On April 14, before 6 p.m., West Monroe firefighters notified police they had responded to a call involving an infant at a residence in the 800 block of Pine Street.

Officers made contact with the 17-year-old female, who was not identified because she was a juvenile. The suspect admitted she tried to kill her 2-month-old child by choking the infant, according to Mike Karstendiek, who is the police department’s public information officer.

The infant was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The suspect was booked at Green Oaks Juvenile Detention Center in Monroe.

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