Ga. triple-homicide suspect surrenders after standoff; child safe

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — After a prolonged standoff, Florida state troopers arrested a Georgia man accused of fatally shooting three people in his child’s mother’s family and kidnapping his child, authorities said Wednesday.

Caesar Zamien Lamar Crockett Jr. safely handed his 2-year-old son over to authorities after a crash near Tampa. He then stayed in his vehicle for several hours in a standoff with law enforcement before he eventually surrendered without incident, officials said.

via Florida Highway Patrol

Crockett, 29, was wanted on three counts of murder and one count of kidnapping, according to a statement from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. His vehicle was spotted on Interstate 75 near Tampa, which led to a police chase onto Interstate 4, according to a Florida Highway Patrol news release.

Crockett eventually crashed near the interchange between the two highways, FHP said.

Crockett left with his son, King Cane Crockett, 2, after getting into a fight with the child’s mother Tuesday night in Macon, Georgia. During the fight, authorities said Caesar Crockett pulled out a gun and fatally shot the woman’s mother, stepfather and sister.


Original story:

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in Georgia are searching for a man accused of fatally shooting three people in his child’s mother’s family and then leaving with the child.

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office says officials are looking for 29-year-old Caesar Crockett Jr.

Caesar Crockett Jr, 29

He’s accused of getting into a fight with his child’s mother Tuesday night in Macon.

During the fight, the sheriff’s office says he pulled out a gun and fatally shot the woman’s mother, stepfather and sister.

King Crockett, 2

He then left with his 2-year-old son, King Crockett. An Amber Alert has been issued for King.

Anyone with information on their location was asked to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

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