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.
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.
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.
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.
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.