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Holmes County Sheriff: Man kidnaps daughter, then kills daughter and self

MOORHEAD, Miss. (AP) — Officials say a father kidnapped his young daughter, then shot the girl and himself to death on a Mississippi Delta roadside as police closed in.

Holmes County Sheriff Willie March tells local media that deputies were told 23-year-old Lavonte Lloyd kidnapped the child Thursday morning from her mother’s home in Cruger and fled in a pickup truck. He was chased across Leflore County and into Sunflower County before his truck ran into a ditch near Moorhead. March says that’s when the man shot and killed the girl and himself.

March says the girl was about a year old.

Charlie Luckett of the Holmes County Chancery Clerk’s office says a woman named Kimberly Outlaw filed a domestic violence petition Monday against Lloyd. She says the case wasn’t heard before Lloyd’s death.