Woman accused of kidnapping 6-week-old twins after shooting their mother, police say

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May. 12 2021, Published 8:26 p.m. ET

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A set of newborn twins is safe in Georgia after police said a woman gunned down their mother and kidnapped the boys. 

Around 10:20 a.m. May 11, Angela Montgomery, 23, allegedly shot Gabrielle Rodgers, also 23, abducted the young mother’s boys, Matto and Lorenzo, from the victim’s Savannah home and fled in a white sedan, WTGS reported.

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Authorities discovered the victim at her house in critical condition with gunshot wounds and transported her to a local hospital. Police also issued an Amber Alert for the missing twins.

Four hours later, the Savannah Police Department and a SWAT team tracked down and arrested Montgomery at a home in Rincon, a town about 18 miles from where she allegedly took the babies.

“Matto and Lorenzo are safe in the arms of officers,” police shared on social media shortly after their rescue.

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“What happened today is every mother’s worst nightmare. We are so thankful that Matto and Lorenzo were located quickly and were ultimately unharmed,” Savannah Police Chief Roy Minter said in a statement of the “all-hands-on-deck” investigation that relied on tips from the community.

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“SPD, and I’m sure the rest of the city, hopes to see the children’s mother make a full recovery and be reunited with her sons as soon as possible,” he added. 

Montgomery faces charges of one count of aggravated assault and two counts of kidnapping.

Law enforcement has not released a motive for the crimes.

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