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Spring, Texas – Authorities say they've 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 says authorities found the 3-day-old infant safe Tuesday night. He says the father is 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.
Witnesses said the woman repeatedly shot Golden, took her infant and sped away, hitting Golden as she screamed "my baby" and tried to reach into the Lexus, Sheriff's Lt. Dan Norris said. Witnesses also reported hearing as many as seven gunshots and said a man also was in the Lexus, which is blood-stained on the driver's side, Norris said.
The shooting happened just after 2 p.m. outside the Northwoods Pediatric Center in Spring, which is about 20 miles north of Houston. A statewide emergency alert had been issued for the baby.
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.