PALMDALE (CBS) — Sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a 17-year-old father Tuesday afternoon after the youth reportedly fatally stabbed his 5-month-old son after an abduction.
The shooting was reported at 3:36 p.m. at 533 E. Avenue P-14.
Nicole Nishida of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau confirmed there was a deputy-involved shooting.
According to a child-abduction alert issued shortly before 2 p.m., Christopher Earl Glass picked up his 5-month-old son from a relative’s home earlier today and drove to the child’s mother’s home. An argument ensued, and Glass drove off with the boy still inside his white SUV, according to the alert.
Glass then allegedly sent a text message to the mother, threatening to stab the boy, according to the alert.
News footage from the scene showed a white SUV that had crashed into a structure, possibly near a Metrolink train station.
After the vehicle crashed, the suspect tried to flee on foot, leading to a deputy-involved shootingm according to various broadcast reports.
Deputies say Glass tried to break into a home of people he did not know. At this time, they said they shot at him. Once inside, another shooting occurred. No deputies were injured.
Officials then raced back to the vehicle to find the baby stabbed. They rushed him to a hospital but he was pronounced dead.
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