TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Florida state troopers were in a standoff Wednesday afternoon with a Georgia man accused of fatally shooting three people in his child's mother's family, and then leaving with the child, authorities said.
The 2-year-old boy was recovered safely, but Caesar Zamien Lamar Crockett Jr. remained in his vehicle in a standoff with law enforcement near Tampa, officials said Wednesday.
Crockett, 29, is wanted on three counts of murder and one count of kidnapping, according to a statement from the Bibb County Sheriff's Office. His vehicle was spotted on Interstate 75 near Tampa, which led to a police chase onto Interstate 4, according to a Florida Highway Patrol news release.
Crockett eventually crashed near the interchange between the two highways, FHP said.
Crockett left with his son, King Cane Crockett, 2, after getting into a fight with the child's mother Tuesday night in Macon, Georgia. During the fight, authorities said Caesar Crockett pulled out a gun and fatally shot the woman's mother, stepfather and sister.