The California Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert for Los Angeles and several other different counties after a 1- to 2-month-old boy was kidnapped by his father within the Fort Tejon space Friday afternoon, authorities stated.
The child was kidnapped whereas his household was headed northbound on the 5 Freeway close to the 138, in line with Lt. Leo Bauer with the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station.
They stopped as a consequence of an argument with the dad and mom, and the daddy of certainly one of two youngsters within the car threatened to kill himself, Bauer stated.
He grabbed the boy and took off in a white 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck, with California license plate No. 02390P1.
The different little one is secure along with his mom, in line with Bauer.
The suspect, recognized as 42-year-old Jeffrey Gomes, “should be considered armed and dangerous,” in line with the Amber Alert. Bauer stated he the person was armed with a handgun.
He couldn’t affirm whether or not the suspect was the toddler’s father, however data launched by CHP confirmed they’ve the identical final title.
Gomes is described as Hispanic, standing 6-feet tall and weighing 207 kilos, in line with CHP. He is believed to be carrying a grey long-sleeved shirt, darkish blue jones and a grey hat.
The child was recognized as Jefferson Gomes. CHP described the toddler as Asian, with brown hair, brown eyes and weighing about 12 kilos. He is believed to be carrying a navy blue onesie.
The Amber Alert is in impact in Los Angeles, Kern, Kings, Tulare and Fresno counties.
Anyone who sees the car, suspect or little one is urged to name 911.
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KTLA’s Nidia Becerra contributed to this story.