http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_17514363A 5-month-old baby died Tuesday after being snatched by his teenage father who led Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies on a short pursuit that ended when he crashed his car into a train station and was fatally shot as he ran away, authorities said.
The sheriff's department issued a child abduction alert Tuesday after the 17-year-old father grabbed his son from a baby-sitter in this high desert city, called the mother and threatened to harm the child, Capt. Mike Parker said in a statement.
Deputies responding to the Amber Alert spotted the teen driving a Pontiac SUV around 3:30 p.m. and began to follow him. The deputies saw the driver motioning in a manner that "appeared as though he was stabbing the baby as he drove," Parker said.
When deputies tried to stop him, the teen led deputies on a brief car chase before crashing into a building at a Metrolink commuter rail station. The teen got out of the car, ran a few blocks and broke into a house where he was shot and killed by deputies, Parker said.
The Amber Alert identified the father as Christopher Earl Glass, his son as Christopher Earl Glass, Jr. It also said that Glass drove to the mother's house and got into an argument before driving away and texting to her that he was going to stab his son.
Glass did not have custody rights, according to the county Department of Children and Family Services.
http://www.cbs8.com/Global/story.asp?S=14168827Deputies chased the elder Glass on foot and saw him trying to break into the home of a family he didn't know about a block from the transportation center and a deputy-involved shooting occurred.
A second shooting then occurred inside the home.The suspect died but no deputies were injured.
Other deputies ran to the vehicle, picked up the 5-month-old and raced him to a hospital, but he was pronounced dead there.
"He was very excited. He was like any other dad, he was just happy to have a baby," said Bobby Hudson, a cousin of the father.
Family members say Christopher Glass had been suffering emotional problems since the death of his grandmother last year.