Published January 13, 2015
Police have taken a person of interest into custody in connection with a carjacking that left a 13-month-old boy dead.
Cmdr. Cmdr. Samuel Roberts of the Gary, Indiana, Police Department told FOX News that a squad team was able to bring the man in for questioning on a separate outstanding warrant after interviewing neighbors.
"Investigators are attempting to gather information from him," Roberts told FOX on Tuesday.
Gary police said that 29-year-old Kwana Shaw was driving with her 13-month-old son, Josiah, when a man forced his way into the car about 7:40 p.m. CST Monday.
The car was found with the little boy inside about a half mile away in Gary. The child had a gunshot wound to the head.
Lake County Chief Deputy Coroner Jeff Wells said the toddler was shot once in the chin and once near his left hip. He was pronounced dead at 9:58 p.m. at The Methodist Hospitals in Gary.
Wells said the mother, Kwana Shaw, was shot multiple times. A hospital official declined to comment on her condition Tuesday.
A witness told police that she saw a man running from the car.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.