Saturday, August 1, 2015

W. Philly girl, 3, found hours after AMBER alert

An AMBER Alert was issued earlier tonight after a custody dispute ended in gunfire in West Philadelphia and the triggerman fled with his 3-year-old daughter, police said.

W. Philly girl, 3, found hours after AMBER alert

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An Amber Alert was issued last night after a custody dispute ended in gunfire in West Philadelphia and the triggerman fled with his 3-year-old daughter, police said.
Adam Johnson, 24, apparently got into a heated argument with the mother of his daughter, Amber Johnson, on Osage Avenue near 59th Street at about 7:30 p.m., said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives.
Johnson fired several shots during the argument, one of which grazed the face of little Amber’s 6-month-old sister, who was inside her mother's house. The baby was treated at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

At about 11 p.m., police  found little Amber alive and well in the Lansdowne, Pa., home of Johnson's girlfriend, Walker said. Johnson fled his girlfriend's home after he saw a TV news report about the shooting. Johnson, of Belmont Avenue near Westminster, is wanted on charges that include aggravated assault, recklessly endangering the welfare of another person and weapons violations.  Anyone with information can contact police at 215-686-3183.
 

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