Va. Police Say Man Kills 2, Steals SUV With Child


Salon Staff
December 25, 2011 9:00AM (UTC)

RICHMOND (AP) — Police in Virginia are searching on Christmas Eve for a man suspected of killing two people in Richmond and then fleeing in a stolen SUV with a 2-year-old boy in the backseat.

The Virginia State Police issued an amber alert Saturday night for the boy, identified as Kaiden Gage Burnside. They described him as having short blond hair and blue eyes, wearing a red plaid shirt, a cream vest, green corduroy slacks and white tennis shows.

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The alert says "the child is believed to be in extreme danger."

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/svXlqT) that a man and a woman were found shot at a multi-family residence in the city's Church Hill neighborhood at about 5 p.m. Saturday. Authorities said the fleeing suspect then stole an SUV that had been left on the street with its motor running and the child inside. Police said they don't believe the shooting was random or that the suspect knew the child was inside.

The amber alert says anyone with information should call the Richmond Police Department at (804) 646-0744 or the Virginia State Police at 1-800-822-4453. Information may also be found at www.vaamberalert.com.


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