He also threatened to kill her and burn down her apartment with her children inside, she told police.
When officers arrived on scene, they found McCormick walking with the child in his arms about a block from the woman’s apartment near Carter Street and Westmoreland Drive.
Officers ordered McCormick to put the baby down, but he refused and instead told officers to shoot him with the baby in his arms, reports state. At one point during the confrontation an officer had a gun draw and pointed at the suspect and child, because the officer feared McCormick was armed.
The officer then put his gun away and instead pointed his Taser at McCormick.
After a brief struggle officers were able to safely take the child from his arms and wrestle him to the ground, according to his arrest report.
McCormick continued to struggle with officers and it took several officers to secure him, reports show.
He is charged with battery by strangulation, child abuse, battery, false imprisonment and resisting an officer with violence. McCormick is being held at the Orange County Jail.