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Man Shot And Killed, His Toddler Found Dead In Stolen Car Hours Later. Now, Houston Police Say They Arrested The Killer.

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Source: Houston police; Houston Police Department/LOCAL NEWS X /TMX

Sep. 22 2022, Published 12:03 p.m. ET

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A 2-year-old boy was found dead in a stolen car after his father was murdered, and now police in Houston said they have charged a suspect.

The charges end the hunt for the suspect that captivated the nation.

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Around 1:45 p.m. on Sept. 20, a 38-year-old man was shot and killed on El Camino Del Rey Street in Houston. Police have not identified the victim officially, but local media reported it was Michel Essien.

He was pronounced dead at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds, according to police.

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Investigators said a suspect spoke with Essien and then shot the victim. The victim fled but collapsed in the parking lot. The suspect got in the victim’s vehicle and left the area.

Around 6:30 p.m., Essien’s wife reported him and his 2-year-old son, Micah, missing.

About a half hour later, police found the victim’s vehicle and the toddler unresponsive inside. The child died at the scene and the cause of death is yet to be determined.

Police identified Bolanle Fadairo as the suspect. He was arrested on Sept. 21 and now he faces two counts of murder and one count of tampering with evidence. KHOU reported that the victim owed Fadairo money.


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