Va. police say man kills 2, steals SUV with childRICHMOND — Police in Virginia have issued an Amber Alert for a 2-year-old boy who was in the backseat of an SUV that was stolen by a suspected killer in the city of Richmond.
By: The Associated Press, The Jamestown Sun
RICHMOND — Police in Virginia have issued an Amber Alert for a 2-year-old boy who was in the backseat of an SUV that was stolen by a suspected killer in the city of Richmond.
Authorities say a man killed two people in the Church Hill neighborhood and then fled in a 2012 white GMC Terrain SUV that was left with the motor running and the boy in the back seat.
The Virginia State Police issued an Amber Alert at 9:39 p.m. EST Saturday for the boy, identified as Kaiden Gage Burnside. They described him as having short blond hair and blue eyes, and wearing a red plaid shirt, a cream-colored vest with a red truck carrying a Christmas tree, dark green corduroy slacks and white light-up sneakers.
"The child is believed to be in extreme danger," the alert says. The boy, who is 2 years and five months old, was last seen on N. 35th Street in Richmond.
Police described the suspect as a black man in his mid- to late 20s, 5-foot-8 and 150 to 160 pounds, with black hair and wearing dark jeans and a black zip-up sweat shirt with a hood. He is believed to be armed with a revolver.
Police said the suspect and the boy might be traveling in a 2012 white GMC Terrain SUV, license number XCZ-6757. It was last seen traveling east toward Williamsburg Road.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/svXlqT) that a man and a woman were found shot at a multi-family residence in Church Hill at about 5 p.m. Saturday. Authorities said the fleeing suspect then stole an SUV that had been left on the street with its motor running.
"We don't believe that he knew there was a child in the back seat," Richmond police Maj. Steve Drew told the newspaper.
Police said they don't believe the shooting was random but have not released additional details about the victims or their potential relationship to the suspect.
The Amber Alert said anyone with information should call the Richmond Police Department at (804) 646-0744 or the Virginia State Police at 1-800-822-4453. Information may also be found at www.vaamberalert.com.