PUEBLO, Colo. (CBS4) – Police have issued an Amber Alert after a child and his mother were abducted at gunpoint by the child’s father.
A 1-year-old boy boy, later identified as Zahid Adams, was taken by the mother’s ex-boyfriend at gunpoint from a home in Commerce City just before noon on Thursday.
The boy’s mother, Samantha Adams, 26, was also taken by force. Both remain missing.
The suspect, Mauricio Venzor-Gonzalez, 22, is described as a Hispanic male, 5-feet-6 and 129 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
“We do have reason to believe Mauricio is still armed with a gun and is considered to be dangerous,” said Adams County Sheriff’s Office Senior Deputy Amanda Overton.
Other than a black baseball hat, it is unknown what he was last wearing.
Neighbors said they have seen Venzor-Gonzalez around the neighborhood.
“I’ve seen the boyfriend come and go and they’ve had spats here and there,” said neighbor Kevin Cowan.
“I just know that she was his ex-girlfriend… they have the one son together, but I don’t know the history of their relationship,” said Overton.
Venzor-Gonzalez was driving a grey Honda sedan that was last seen southbound on Interstate 25 near Pueblo. It has Colorado license plate EVQ-410.
Police initially believed the vehicle had been found early after the Amber Alert was issued, abandoned in Pueblo, but that vehicle was determined not to be involved in the abduction.
About 3:45 p.m. Thursday, the vehicle believed to be involved in the Amber Alert was located at 1741 Cypress St. in Pueblo, behind St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. No one was inside the vehicle.
Authorities started canvassing the area around the hospital in hopes of finding the suspect or those abducted.
“We do know that Samantha, on her right wrist with a cancer surviving tattoo and a butterfly, so if you see anyone with that description, please call in,” said Overton.
If you see the boy, his mother or the suspect, please call police immediately.