2 Year-Old Child Found Dead In Stolen SUV After Father Was Fatally Shot

HPD: 2-year-old found dead inside stolen vehicle after father shot to death during meetup; suspect on the run – KHOU.com

A 2-year-old boy was found dead inside a stolen car on Tuesday afternoon after a man was shot in a parking lot in southwest Houston.

A shooting report was initially received at about 1:46 pm in the Chimney Rock and El Camino Del Rey.

According to the police it all began when a 38 year old male victim met up with another man and had some sort of altercation or disagreement.  The suspect then shot and killed the 38 year old man multiple times, leaving him dead at the scene.  The suspect then got into the victims black 4-door SUV and took off westbound.

An investigation into the deadly shooting was already underway when a woman reported her husband and two-year-old child missing just after 6:00 pm.  The report matched details of the shooting victim.  At the time police did not know of the missing child until the mother reported it.

About 30 minutes after learning of the boy’s disappearance, police found the victim’s abandoned black SUV on Elm Street.  The child was found inside the vehicle unresponsive.  Officers’ attempted to revive the child but it was too late.  The child was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to police it is unknown what the cause of death is.  It could be due to heat exposure but will not be known until an autopsy is done.

The suspect is still at large.  He is described as African American, slim build, wearing a white t-shirt, black shorts, a Raiders hat, and long facial hair around the chin.

Police are asking for anyone with information to call 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.

For more coverage on this story, check the following additional news sources:

  1. HPD: 2-year-old found dead inside stolen vehicle after father shot to death during meetup; suspect on the run  KHOU.com
  2. HAVE YOU SEEN HIM? Police searching for suspect after 2-year-old boy found dead in car that was stolen hours earlier in shooting, HPD says  KPRC Click2Houston
  3. Authorities provide update after 2-year-old found dead inside stolen shooting victim’s vehicle  FOX 26 Houston
  4. 2-year-old dies in Battle Creek drive-by shooting  WWMT-TV
  5. Mother and 1-year-old toddler shot in Cleveland  News 5 Cleveland WEWS
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