Brent Allen Warren appeared in court Thursday afternoon on one count of first-degree murder stemming from a domestic incident early Wednesday morning that saw his son fatally injured.
Warren will remain in custody until his next court appearance on Aug. 8. The court has ordered a publication ban on the case.
Mounties say they were called to the family home in the 2600-block South Alder Street in Campbell River's quiet Willow Point neighbourhood at around 2: 30 a.m. Wednesday to assist paramedics.
Officers arrived to find the boy severely injured. He died in hospital just after 3 a.m.
According to RCMP spokesman Sgt. Craig Massey, two other people, including Warren, were taken to hospital to be treated for injuries.
Other details - including the boy's injuries - are being withheld by investigators.
A spokesperson for B.C.'s Representative for Children and Youth - a government agency that may investigate a child's injury or death if the child or child's family "was receiving a reviewable service" - said the agency does not expect to get involved in the case.
The South Alder Street home remained blocked off Thursday as forensic investigators combed the area for evidence.
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Massey said he expected a "lengthy" investigation into the boy's death.