Abducted newborn found safe after mother fatally shot

Eric Pfeiffer
April 18, 2012

Update 10:30pm ET: This piece has been updated to reflect a breaking news development

Police say they have found a 3-day-old baby who was abducted after his mother was shot multiple times outside a doctor's office in Houston, Tex.

The baby was safe when authorities found him and his father is on his way to be reunited, Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon told the Associated Press on Tuesday.

Kayla Marie Golden, 28, was shot repeatedly after reportedly having an altercation outside a pediatric center where she had just left with her son. The alleged shooter, a woman described as being in her late 20's, is said to have sped off in a bloodstained Lexus with the baby, Lt. Dan Norris said of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.

"The child was being put into the suspect vehicle and that's when the mother tried to get into the car. The car sped away, knocking the lady to the ground," Lt. Norris said.

A male passenger was also reportedly in the vehicle with the shooting suspect.

Newborn Keegan Schuchardt was said to be wearing a green and white one-piece outfit that has the "Handsome" on the front.

Witnesses reported hearing as many as seven gunshots outside the clinic, shortly after 2pm local time on Tuesday. The shooting suspect is described 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.

"I thought she just passed out. Then somebody ran in here and said, 'Somebody got shot,'" witness Joshua Jesson said.

Golden was pronounced dead after being brought to nearby Hermann Memorial Hospital.

"I saw a lady fall down here in the parking lot. I saw another lady get out and I saw a guy get out of the car that the lady who shot her was driving and get the baby out of the other lady's car that was shot and they just got in the car and drove off," witness Tia Collins told local tv affiliate KSAT.

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