Suspect charged in baby's alleged kidnapping

Quoc Duy Vuong, 36, is charged with aggravated kidnapping.

September 7, 2010 10:05:10 AM PDT
A suspect has been charged in the alleged kidnapping of an infant in southwest Harris County. The suspect, Quoc Duy Vuong, 36, is charged with aggravated kidnapping.

Police say Vuong and the baby's mother began arguing Friday morning. During the argument, the mother asked a friend to come get her child, while she continued packing her belongs to leave Vuong, who was not the baby's father.

After the baby left with the friend, the couple continued arguing. During the argument, Vuong produced a semi-automatic pistol and threatened to kill himself. He then left the apartment.

Later Friday afternoon, Vuong went to the apartment where the baby was staying and took the little girl. An Amber Alert was issued for the baby.

Vuong then called the child's mother and threatened to kill the baby and himself unless she agreed to reconcile.

After several hours, Vuong surrendered to officers at an HPD storefront at 9146 Bellaire Boulevard.

The nine-month-old baby girl was returned to her mother unharmed.


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