Baby used as human shield in Mississippi shootout, source says
May 5, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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A man accused of abducting his infant child after shooting the boy’s mother used the baby as a human shield during a shootout with police in Mississippi on Monday, a
A man accused of abducting his infant child after shooting the boy’s mother used the baby as a human shield during a shootout with police in Mississippi on Monday, a law enforcement source told FOX10 News. What began as a domestic dispute in Louisiana and led to a shootout in Mississippi ended with the death of an infant child.
The boy’s father, Eric Derell Smith, died during the shootout. According to Biloxi police, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of shooting on Monday afternoon and found two people dead – Christin Parker and her nephew, Brandon Parker. That set off a search for Christin Parker’s ex-boyfriend, Smith, and their 3-month-old baby. Just before 3 p. m. , the Biloxi Police Department got involved after learning the suspect had been spotted on Interstate 10 heading east and nearing Gulfport.
He says his heart goes out to the baby’s four siblings. “I know it’s a rough thing,” he said.
Biloxi police said a Harrison County sheriff’s deputy and police officer who were involved in the shooting are administrative leave pending the investigation. FOX10 News anchor/reporter Shelby Myers contributed to this report.