2-year-old at center of AMBER Alert found safe in Florida; suspect in custody

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MACON, Ga. (WMBF/Gray News) – The 2-year-old child at the center of an AMBER Alert has been found and is safe after authorities said his father led them on a high-speed chase in Florida.

Authorities said 2-year-old King Crockett was safely recovered after his father, 29-year-old Caesar Crockett Jr., allegedly killed three people then fled with the toddler. (Source: Sheriff's office)

The Florida Highway Patrol reported that 29-year-old Caesar Crockett Jr., the child’s father, led police on a high-speed chase and then crashed in Tampa, according to WFLA, the NBC affiliate in Tampa.

Authorities said 2-year-old King Crockett was safely recovered, but Caesar Crockett was involved in a standoff that lasted several hours before he was taken into custody.

The child was taken to the hospital and is OK, according to police.

Caesar Crockett was wanted for three counts of murder and one count of kidnapping following a shooting at a home in the 500 block of Moreland Avenue Tuesday night.

Deputies arrived on scene and found three people shot in the house and one woman with injuries, according to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

“It was reported that there was an altercation between 29-year-old Caesar Zamien Lamar Crockett Jr. and his child’s mother, 30-year-old Jamila Augustine French. During the altercation Crockett pulled a firearm and shot French’s mother and step-father and sister killing them,” the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office stated on Facebook.

Deputies said Caesar Crockett, who reportedly has family in Florida and California, then fled the scene with the 2-year-old.

This incident is still under investigation.

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