Toddler, 2, found dead in SUV stolen after father was shot and killed

A toddler in Texas was found dead in a stolen SUV after the baby’s father was fatally shot hours before, authorities said.

The suspect in the deaths was caught on surveillance video near where the shooting happened. Police said in an update Wednesday that a 38-year-old man is being detained and faces charges of murder and tampering with evidence. The suspect is awaiting charges to be filed in court, police said.

The incident began with Houston police getting a call for a shooting outside a supermarket on Tuesday afternoon, Houston Police Executive Assistant Chief Larry Satterwhite told reporters. Officers arrived and found a 38-year-old man shot to death.

Satterwhite said investigators believe the victim was meeting with someone when an argument broke out. A suspect shot the victim several times before stealing his SUV from him.

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