Amber Alert

2-Year-Old Found Safe After Father Killed in Shootout With Sheriff's Deputies

An Amber Alert was issued for the man's 2-year-old son after he was allegedly involved in a fatal shooting.

Two-year-old Elias Vidal was found safe after California Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert Sunday night after he was last seen with his father, who was considered armed and dangerous, CHP said.

Elias went missing after being with his father, Javier Vidal, on Florence Street and Ralph Avenue in Lamont on April 12 at around 8:30 p.m.

Deputies responded to the residence and found an unidentified female suffering from a gunshot wound. She was taken to a hospital where she later died.

An Amber Alert was issued for Elias Vidal and around 11:10 p.m., the child was found safe.

At 11:35 p.m., Javier Vidal and his vehicle were located in the 2900 block of Taft Highway. The SWAT team responded and Vidal died in a shootout with law enforcement.

No officers or deputies were injured.


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The alert was issued for Kern, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego counties.

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