INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – It’s been a painful two-day span for an Indianapolis mother and father, as police and family search for the suspects who abducted their 6-week-old child.
It happened Wednesday around noon near Harding and Henry Streets. The father, Willie Wilson, told police he was walking with his son, Delano, in that area when two people took the baby at gunpoint.
Wilson told 24-Hour News 8 he was walking around the block for about an hour while on the phone, with his son clutched against his chest. That’s when he said at the edge of this alley, a man pulled up in car and hopped out with a gun. Wilson said the man took the couple’s firstborn son.
“You wouldn’t think in a million years you would just give birth to a baby and right then and there, the next month, someone just ups and takes your child from your child’s father,” said the baby’s mother Taniasha Perkins.
But that’s exactly what happened to her and Wilson, less than a block away from their home. Wilson said he was pistol whipped and knocked unconscious, all while holding his son in his arms.
“As soon as I came to, as soon as I looked up, and turned and seen they turned the corner, that’s when I knew because my son wasn’t on my chest,” he said.
Police focused their search in the neighborhood where the abduction occurred Thursday afternoon. Delano’s family and relatives did the same, passing out fliers hoping any witnesses will come forward.
“We’re going to take action and we’re going to find my son,” said Perkins.
“We’re going on every block, whatever we have to do to make the public know that we need our son back,” added Wilson.
Wilson said several cars drove past him as he was laying in the alley, but he and Perkins are confident somebody saw what happened.
“It would just mean a lot to me if somebody just come clean,” said Perkins. “Please, I don’t want nobody else to go through what I’m going through because it’s not fair.”
Police released a description of the suspects and their vehicle.
They say the male suspect was white, late twenties, medium build with short brown hair. He was wearing a red shirt, blue jean shorts and black and red tennis shoes.
The other suspect was described as a Hispanic woman in late 20’s with long brown hair. She was wearing a green shirt and matching green hoop earrings.
Police say they were driving a blue four-door Ford Taurus, the model being 2000-2003.
If there is some good news for the family, it’s that witness are starting to speak up.
As 24-Hour News 8 was tagging along with family members who were handing out fliers, one man described for us what he saw yesterday afternoon and it appears to match Wilson’s description of the female suspect.
The witness told 24 Hour News 8 that he saw a Hispanic woman walking down the sidewalk with a stroller with a baby in it. He said the woman was wearing a green shirt and was walking quickly.
He said she was also looking over her shoulder often as she walked by. The witness also said he had never seen the woman in the area before.
If anyone has seen the suspects or the vehicle in the area or around Indy, you can call IMPD at 1-888-58AMBER or just dial 911.