Nigerian Obinna Igbokwe dead after shooting wife, killing her mother before fleeing with 3-month-old son, authorities say
SPRING, Texas – An AMBER Alert has been discontinued and a suspect is dead after Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office deputies said he shot and injured his wife before shooting her mother to death at a home in Spring Wednesday evening.
The shooting happened in the 30120 block of Aldine Westfield Road around 7:30 p.m.
According to deputies, 41-year-old Obinna Igbokwe and his wife were arguing over the custody of the couple’s 3-month-old son Mansa, which led to the shooting.
Officials said his wife, Tangela Igbokwe, was shot in the head and last said to have been in critical condition. Her mother, Linda Larkins, was also shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities said the suspect’s 14-year-old son might have witnessed the shootings and went next door to get help.
Igbokwe reportedly took their son and fled in a 2008 white Honda Accord with license plate #KMY 0702.
According to the Corsicana Police Department, Igbokwe dropped off the child in a car seat at a hotel and said he would be right back, but never returned. Since he did not return, police said they were contacted and learned the man left in a white passenger car, which they believed to be Igbokwe.
At about 1:05 a.m., Ennis Police Department officers said they located the white Honda Igbokwe was driving and attempted to stop the vehicle. After a short pursuit, the Honda stopped in a parking lot, where officers observed and heard a single gunshot come from the interior of the Honda. Law enforcement officers began life-saving measures and summoned medical personnel, but due to the severity of the injury, authorities said Igbokwe succumbed to his wounds at a Dallas hospital at about 5:20 a.m.
Authorities said Mansa is safe and unharmed and has been reunited with his family.
“Our hearts are with the family affected by this tragic and horrific crime and we are working with the victims to ensure they receive support and assistance,” a Facebook post from MCSO said.
This investigation is being completed across multiple jurisdictions and involves the Corsicana Police Department, Ennis Police Department, Ellis County Sheriff’s Office, and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.