INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Indianapolis police continue searching for a 6-week-old boy whose father told officers was taken when he was attacked while walking in an alley.
Authorities issued an Amber Alert early Thursday for Delano Wilson, saying he is considered in extreme danger. The alert says a white man and a Hispanic woman were last seen with the infant in an early 2000s blue Ford Taurus car.
The child's father told police he was holding the baby about noon Wednesday when he was approached by the man and woman. He said baby was taken after the man hit his head with a gun.
Indianapolis police Sgt. Kendale Adams says a helicopter and search dogs were used during a search of the neighborhood just west of the city's downtown that lasted several hours.
WTHR-TV is reporting the boys father has been arrested on an unrelated charge of possession of marijuana.
The following press release has been issued by the state of Indiana:
The INDIANAPOLIS METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT is investigating an abducted child from the 1400 BLOCK OF HENRY STREET, INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA. DELANO WILSON, A BLACK/MALE, 1 MONTH OLD, APPROXIMATELY 16 INCHES LONG and 12 POUNDS, with BLACK HAIR, BROWN EYES last seen wearing a DARK BLUE COLORED BABY ONESIE. DELANO WILSON was last seen at 12:02 PM EASTERN DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME in the ALLEY OF THE 1400 BLOCK OF HENRY STREET, and is believed to be in extreme danger. The INDIANAPOLIS METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT believes DELANO WILSON was likely abducted by an UNKNOWN WHITE/MALE/25-30 YEARS OLD/5’6”-5’9” TALL/MEDIUM BUILD/SHORT BROWN HAIR/WEARING A BLACK DO-RAG/RED T-SHIRT/BLUE JEAN SHORTS/RED, BLACK AND BLUE TENNIS SHOES and was accompanied by a HISPANIC/FEMALE/25-30 YEARS OLD/THIN BUILD/LONG BROWN HAIR/WEARING A GREEN SHIRT AND MATCHING GREEN HOOP EARRINGS last seen driving a OLDER MODEL BLUE 2000-2003 FOUR-DOOR FORD TAURUS.
Anyone with information on DELANO WILSON or his abductors should contact the INDIANAPOLIS METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT at 1-888-58AMBER.