4-month-old baby killed during police shoot out
The child's father was also killed.
A four-month-old infant was tragically killed during a police shoot out.
Mississippi were in pursuit of a blue Nissan Alitma driven by the child's father Eric Derell Smith.
Smith was the main suspect in a double-homicide case in which the child's mother was a victim.
It is believed that Smith murdered his ex-girlfriend and her nephew in her apartment before kidnapping the four-month-old.
According to the Biloxi Sun Herald authorities responded to a 911 hung-up call around 11:30 that morning and found the two victims.
They were later notified that Smith had been spotted on Interstate 10 near Gulfport.
A police chase began between the suspect and law enforcement in which it is said the suspect was driving on two flat tires.
After the car came to a stop shots were fired killing Smith.
Unfortunately, his son was also killed during the shoot out.
It is currently unclear whether the baby was hit by a bullet or sustained injuries another way.
Police were still waiting for an autopsy report to determine the official cause of death.