Ohio Man Kidnapped Girlfriend’s Baby and Kills Her In Car Crash While Attempting To Flee Police

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An Ohio man kidnapped his girlfriend’s infant daughter and led police on a chase, later crashing the vehicle into a house, resulting in the baby’s death, per the NY Post

Johnathan Baker, 23, reportedly abducted the 7-month-old after getting into an argument with the baby’s mother. Baker called his girlfriend Tuesday expressing that he was having suicidal thoughts and was going to harm the baby. 

The mother called 911 and reported the kidnapping and threats Baker had made. An off-duty cop who sighted Baker’s vehicle followed him and warned his fellow officers. Police cruisers rushed to the location and attempted to pull him over. Baker slammed on the gas crashing the car into a house at full speed, Tiffin Police Chief David Pauly told the outlet.

“The Camaro began accelerating at a high rate of speed, erratically drove off the roadway through the front yard of one residence, and crashed into another residence, knocking it off its foundation,”

Pauly said in a statement.

No one was in the home at the time of the crash. Emergency responders performed first aid to the baby and Baker on the scene and they were both transported by helicopter to Tiffin Mercy Hospital. Shortly after arriving at the hospital, the baby girl succumbed to her injuries. Baker remains in critical condition, reports reveal.

Police did not confirm whether Baker is the father of the girl.

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