Triple-slaying suspect surrenders after standoff; child safe


Triple-slaying suspect surrenders after standoff; child safe
This photo provided by Bibb County Sheriff's Office shows Caesar Crockett Jr. The Bibb County Sheriff's Office says officials are looking for Crockett Jr. He's accused of getting into a fight with his child's mother Tuesday, March 31, 2020 in Macon, Ga. During the fight, the sheriff's office says he pulled out a gun and fatally shot the woman's mother, stepfather and sister. (Bibb County Sheriff's Office via AP)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — After a prolonged standoff, Florida state troopers arrested a Georgia man accused of fatally shooting three people in his child's mother's family and kidnapping his child, authorities said Wednesday.

Caesar Zamien Lamar Crockett Jr. safely handed his 2-year-old son over to authorities after a crash near Tampa. He then stayed in his vehicle for several hours in a standoff with law enforcement before he eventually surrendered without incident, officials said.

Crockett, 29, was wanted on three counts of murder and one count of kidnapping, according to a statement from the Bibb County Sheriff's Office. His vehicle was spotted on Interstate 75 near Tampa, which led to a police chase onto Interstate 4, according to a Florida Highway Patrol news release.

Crockett eventually crashed near the interchange between the two highways, FHP said.

Crockett left with his son, King Cane Crockett, 2, after getting into a fight with the child's mother Tuesday night in Macon, Georgia. During the fight, authorities said Caesar Crockett pulled out a gun and fatally shot the woman's mother, stepfather and sister.

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