Man wanted in baby's killing shot, captured by Florida SWAT officers

Credit: Hall County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Hall County Sheriff's Office

A Georgia man accused of killing a baby is in police custody after he was shot by SWAT officers in Florida, WSB-TV reported.

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Carlton Mathis, 28, is accused of killing his infant son, who was found in a Dothan, Alabama, motel, WSB-TV reported. The boy, known as C.J., was 8 months old. Dothan police issued a warrant for Mathis' arrest.

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It is not clear when Mathis fled to Florida, but authorities said they found him holding a gun to a driver's head, WSB-TV reported. Mathis was in Levy County, just south of Gainesville, at the time, authorities said.

At one point, Mathis tried to escape police but was shot by a SWAT officer, according to WSB-TV. He was taken to a hospital.

In addition to his charges in Alabama and Florida, Mathis is also a person of interest in a gas station robbery, sheriff's deputies in Hall County, Georgia, told WSB-TV.

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