(CBS/KCBS) PALMDALE, Calif. - A 17-year-old father was fatally shot by sheriff's deputies in northern Los Angeles County Tuesday, after he had abducted and stabbed his 5-month-old son to death.
Christopher Earl Glass picked up his 5-month-old son from a relative's home and then drove to the home of the child's mother in Palmdale, reported CBS station KCBS. Glass and the mother got into an argument, and in the heat of the argument Glass drove away with the boy still in the car, according to the child-abduction alert issued.
Glass then allegedly sent a text message to the boy's mother, in which he threatened to stab their son, according to the alert.
A chase ensued. KCBS footage from the scene showed Glass' white SUV crash into a structure, possibly near a Metrolink station.
After the crash Glass tried to flee on foot, leading the police to engage their weapons, said deputies.
Glass tried to break into various houses around the area, police told KCBS. According to reports, the deputies opened fire. They followed him inside and another round of shooting occurred, killing the teen.
Officials raced back to Glass' SUV where they found the baby had been stabbed. They rushed him to the hospital, but it was too late. The infant was pronounced dead.