A Houston-area man believed to have shot his wife and her grandmother before leaving with his 3-month-old son took his own life in North Texas overnight Wednesday, police say.
The child, which was the subject of a statewide AMBER Alert overnight, was unharmed and was reunited with family after being found Wednesday evening, state officials say.
According to a report by KPRC-TV in Houston, the child’s father, Obinna Igbokwe, allegedly shot his wife and her grandmother before fleeing with his 3-month-old son, Mansa. The child's mother was critically injured in the shooting and the grandmother was killed.
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Hours later, the child, police would later learn, was dropped off in a car seat at a Corsicana hotel by a man driving a white car who told the clerk he would be back but never returned.
The police were called and officers determined the driver was Obinna Igbokwe and the child was the subject of an AMBER Alert. Corsicana police notified the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office the missing 3-month-old infant was in the care of Corsicana officers.
Law enforcement agencies in Ellis and Navarro counties were contacted regarding Igbokwe's whereabouts and shortly after 1 a.m., Ennis officers located his vehicle and attempted a traffic stop.
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According to police, after a short pursuit, officers saw the white Honda stop in a parking lot and heard a single gunshot from the interior of the car, officials said.
Police said officials began to perform life-saving measured and contacted medical officials, but Igbokwe died at an area hospital shortly after 5 a.m.
TEXAS STATEWIDE ALERT PROGRAMS
There are eight kinds of alerts that can be issued for missing or endangered people in Texas. They are listed below with links to a page with more information.