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A 2-year-old boy was discovered lifeless inside his household’s SUV hours after a person fatally shot his dad at a Houston fuel station, then stole the automobile, police mentioned Wednesday.
Officers haven’t but decided a reason behind loss of life for the toddler, however they imagine it may need been warmth exhaustion, Houston Police Govt Assistant Chief Larry Satterwhite mentioned. Authorities imagine the suspect deserted the SUV with the kid locked inside and with the engine turned off because the temperature Tuesday reached 95 levels Fahrenheit in Houston.
A 38-year-old man was arrested Wednesday and faces prices of homicide and tampering with proof.
The capturing occurred throughout an argument round 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, and authorities didn’t discover the boy’s physique till that night, Satterwhite mentioned.
Satterwhite mentioned officers initially didn’t know in regards to the toddler after they began investigating the capturing. It was not till his mom referred to as police at 6:36 p.m. and reported that her son and husband had been lacking that they knew to search for the boy, Satterwhite mentioned.
Police then discovered the lacking SUV with the kid inside a few mile from the capturing. They started performing CPR on the toddler, however he was lifeless, Satterwhite mentioned.
Satterwhite mentioned authorities want they’d recognized in regards to the toddler after they first began investigating.
“No person needs greater than me that we’d have had extra then, that we may have discovered this youngster in time,” he mentioned.
Authorities had not launched the suspect’s title, pending submitting of formal prices in courtroom.