SPRING, Texas — Authorities said they have found a newborn who was abducted from his dying mother after she was repeatedly shot outside a doctor’s office in suburban Houston.
Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon said authorities found the 3-day-old infant safe Tuesday night. He said the father was on his way to be reunited with his son.
Authorities say the baby’s mother, 28-year-old Kala Marie Golden, was leaving a checkup with her son Tuesday afternoon when she had a verbal altercation with a woman in a parked Lexus.
Sheriff’s Lt. Dan Norris said witnesses reported that the woman repeatedly shot Golden, snatched the baby and sped off, hitting Golden as she screamed and tried to reach into the Lexus.
The shooting happened just after 2 p.m. outside the Northwoods Pediatric Center in Spring, which is about 20 miles north of Houston.
Witnesses described the shooting suspect as a thin, gold-haired black woman, apparently in her late 20s or early 30s, Norris said. They also said the Lexus was sky blue or light green.
Joshua Jesson said he was in the clinic with his girlfriend when he heard gunshots. He said he saw the Lexus next to the pickup truck, then later looked back and saw the car was gone and a woman lying in the spot where the Lexus had been parked.
“I thought she just passed out. Then somebody ran in here and said, ‘Somebody got shot,’” he said.
Police quickly surrounded the clinic and much of the parking lot with crime-scene tape, and yellow markers were placed next to a purse and pair of brown sandals near a red pickup truck. Spent ammunition also was nearby.
The clinic is in an area thick with strip malls.