Was alcohol a factor? Milwaukee police investigating possible co-sleeping death of 11-week-old

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office is investigating the death of a child that occurred near N. 15th and Nash.

Milwaukee police say they were called out to the home around 3:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 16th, after the 11-week-old baby's mother found the child unresponsive in bed.

Police say their preliminary investigation has revealed the child's mother and grandmother shared the bed with the baby at the time of his death.

Police say they believe alcohol may have been a contributing factor in the baby's death.

Police are referring this case to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office for possible charges.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office was set to perform an autopsy on the baby Thursday.