A Spring, Texas baby at the center of an AMBER alert has been found, officials said.
An overnight quote on the state website says the child was found Wednesday evening.
According to a KPRC-TV report in Houstonthe child’s father, Obinna Igbokwe, allegedly shot and killed his wife and grandmother before fleeing with his 3-month-old son, Mansa.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said detectives were contacted by the Corsicana Police Department around noon about a 3-month-old child in the custody of Corsicana officers.
Corsicana Police told Montgomery officers the male child, identified as Mansa Igbokwe, was dropped off in a car seat at a local hotel by a man who said he would be back but didn’t never came back.
Police were contacted after the man failed to return for the child, and officers learned the man was driving a white car, leading detectives to believe the car belonged to Obinna Igbokwe, they said. officials said.
Ellis and Navarro County law enforcement have been contacted for the whereabouts of Igbokwe.
Shortly after 1 a.m., Ennis officers located the white vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop, police said.
Police say after a short chase, officers saw the white Honda pull into a parking lot and heard a single gunshot from inside the car, officials said.
Police said officials began carrying out lifesaving measures and contacted medical officials, but Igbokwe succumbed to his injuries at an area hospital shortly after 5 a.m.
The 3-year-old is safe and reunited with his family, officials said.
KPRC reported that the Igbokwe woman is still in critical condition, but her grandmother was killed during the shooting.
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