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Authorities: Kidnapped newborn of fatally shot mom found alive

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
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Authorities say they've found the three-day-old baby who was kidnapped after his mother was fatally shot outside a Montgomery County doctor's office.

The Montgomery County District Attorney said newborn baby boy Keegan Schuchardt was located shortly after 8pm and they are now trying to reunite him with his father.

"The kid is three days old and on the same day that he recovers a child, he loses a wife. There's certainly nobody that's prepared to go through that kind of emotional swing all in one day," Montgomery County District Attorney Bret Ligon said.

Sources tell us a SWAT scene that was happening at a nearby apartment complex led investigators to the baby's whereabouts in a home.

Sources say SWAT officers entered a unit at the Fawnridge apartments on Sawdust at Sawmill and found a woman inside speaking on the phone with another woman. Investigators were then able to track the woman on the other phone to a home near FM 1960 in north Harris County, where Schuchardt was found.

We're told authorities have detained one person but no charges have been filed. Our sources also tell us a second person of interest is in custody.

However, we still don't know whether either of those two persons of interest is the woman investigators suspect in the shooting death of Schuchardt's mother, who's been identified as 28-year-old Kala Marie Golden.

It was also at the apartment complex where investigators towed the vehicle suspected in the shooting.

The shooting and kidnapping happened Tuesday afternoon outside a Montgomery County pediatric clinic off Borough Park and Sawdust.

Investigators say the suspect was parked beside Golden's truck and an argument erupted between them. The woman opened fire on Golden, shooting her at least six times.

"The child was being put into the suspect vehicle and that's when the mother tried to get into the car. The car sped away, knocking the lady to the ground," said Lt. Dan Norris with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.

The entire incident happened at least in earshot of people.

"She was laying on the ground. She wasn't moving for nothing," said witness Joshua Jesson. "But then I saw a blue Lexus drive off in that direction."

Investigators say Golden later died at Hermann Memorial Hospital in The Woodlands. An Amber Alert was issued for Schuchardt shortly after his kidnapping.

The suspect is described as a thin black woman in her late 20s or early 30s. She is described as having gold hair and was wearing a gray sweatshirt and blue jeans. The car is a light blue or sea green four-door Lexus sedan. There was another passenger inside the car but no description was available.

Authorities say they still don't have a motive for the shooting because they were focused on finding the boy first. They are trying to see whether any surveillance cameras captured the scene of the shooting.

Stay with ABC13 Eyewitness News for the latest on this developing story.

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