(SPRING, Texas) — The 3-day-old baby who was snatched from his mother by a woman who shot her at least six times in the parking lot of a Spring, Texas, pediatrician’s office, has been found alive, officials said.
The Montgomery County District Attorney’s office told ABC station KTRK-TV in Houston only that the boy, Keegan Schuchardt, had been found alive. They did not say where the infant was found, or anything about the progress of the search for the suspect in the case.
Police said the incident began when Kayla Marie Golden, 28, was standing by her pickup truck outside the pediatrician’s office at around 2:40 p.m., and a car with a man and woman inside pulled up and there was some kind of argument.
The woman got out and shot the mother repeatedly with what was believed to be a 9mm pistol, then took the baby, Keegan, who was in his car seat, from the mother’s pickup truck, police and witnesses said.
“She was laying on the ground. She wasn’t moving for nothing,” witness Joshua Jesson told KTRK. “But then I saw a blue Lexus drive off in that direction.”
“The child was being put into the suspect vehicle and that’s when the mother tried to get into the car,” Lt. Dan Norris with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said. “The car sped away, knocking the lady to the ground.”
The mother was rushed to a hospital but died there, police said.
Authorities have detained one person of interest in the investigation, according to Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon.
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Chuck Johnston, CNN Newswire