The infant died from injuries sustained when Mississippi police shot his murder suspect father, officials said Tuesday.
The months-old was traveling with his father Eric Derell Smith, 30, who was wanted to be involved in a two-murder investigation in Louisiana, officials said.
Smith was shot and killed during an attempted arrest in Mississippi, and despite “The efforts of the medical staff But the child died due to his injuries, ”according to the Biloxi Police. T. Christopher de Baek
The deadly incident began Monday in Baker, Louisiana, when Smith was accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend Christine Parker, 32, and his grandson Brandon Parker, 26. Hers at about 11:30 a.m. CDT, according to the Eastern Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office.
Smith then fled east with the child, who lived with his mother Parker in a blue Nissan Altima, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said.
Biloxi police learned that Smith crossed into Mississippi on Interstate 10, and at 40 miles, “the suspect drove into the grass and got stuck” at about 3 p.m. De back
“As the suspect exited the vehicle, a gun was fired. The suspect received medical attention. But he died due to an injury, ”added De-Baek. “The child and youth were injured and taken to a local medical facility for treatment.”