Amber Alert canceled, missing Missouri toddler found safe
GLADSTONE, Mo. (KWCH) - Update: The Gladstone Police Department said Wednesday afternoon that a 2-year-old girl taken from her home has been located safe.
Police said the child’s father took her after assaulting her mother and pulling out a gun.
Police said the search continues for the girl’s father, 25-year-old De’Shawn Barr-Cotton.
An Amber Alert has been issued for a 2-year-old Missouri girl. According to the Gladstone Police Department, Sa’myia D. Barr was allegedly abducted by her father, 25-year-old De’Shawn Barr-Cotton shortly after 9 a.m. from the 7000 block of North Olive Street in Gladstone.
Police said Barr-Cotton allegedly assaulted the girl’s mother and brandished a gun. He was reported to be in a silver Chevrolet Malibu with tinted windows which was last seen headed south on Olive.
Sa’myia was wearing a colorful long sleeve t-shirt, blue jeans and no shoes. She has braided hair with black and white ball ties. Barr-Cotton is wearing a black Nike hooded sweatshirt, dirty fitted blue jeans, black and white low top sneakers. He has shoulder-length dreadlocks.
If you see Sa’myia, Barr-Cotton or the vehicle, please call 911 immediately.
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