The missing child has been identified as Fabian Claudio. The suspect, Jose Castro, is said to be driving a silver 2016 Kia Soul.
AKRON, Ohio — A statewide Amber Alert has been issued for a 4-year-old Akron boy who police believe was taken Monday evening following a shooting.
Officers arrived at the 1100 block of Tulip Street in the South Akron neighborhood around 6:50 p.m. and found an unconscious adult woman outside. She had suffered multiple gunshot wounds, and witnesses said they saw the male suspect grab the woman’s son before fleeing. Video shows the suspect grabbing the boy before getting in his car, according to authorities.
The child has been identified as Fabian Claudio-Castro. He is described as a 2-foot-6, 30-pound Hispanic male with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt and khaki shorts, but no photos of him are available at this time.
Officials say the suspect is 24-year-old Jose Castro, who is 5-foot-9 and weighs 132 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a white t-shirt and black shorts at the time of the alleged crime and is believed to be driving a silver 2016 Kia Soul with an Ohio license plate number of HLD9706. He should be considered “armed and dangerous,” according to police.
The female shooting victim was taken to Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital and is currently in critical condition. Her identity has not been released.
Anyone with knowledge of either Fabian or Jose Castro’s whereabouts should immediately call 911.