11-month-old girl taken from Antioch safely located

June 24, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A baby girl who authorities said was abducted from Antioch this morning has been found safe, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The 11-month-old girl, Justice Alasheia Benton, was allegedly abducted by her father, Joshua Elijah Benton, CHP officials said.

Antioch police said they received a report at 10:19 a.m. of shots fired in the area of Rainier and Sunset lanes, off of Davison Drive.

Arriving officers learned that Joshua Benton had allegedly taken his daughter during a domestic dispute, according to police.

Police said that as Benton was leaving, he fired one shot into the air from a handgun and got into the passenger side of a dark green Dodge Caravan-type vehicle with tinted windows.

A second person was believed to be driving the car. A license plate number was not immediately available.

CHP spokeswoman Sgt. Diana McDermott said at about 2 p.m. that the baby has been recovered.

The father was later arrested and is in jail.


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