Amber Alert issued for 2 children in Illinois after mother shot to death

MARKHAM, Ill. – An Amber Alert has been issued for two suburban Chicago children taken by their father after their mother was shot and killed at a gas station.

WGN-TV reports that the alert was issued for 2-year-old Jordyn Washington and 3-year-old Lynn Roby, who have been missing since early Wednesday. Police said they believe the children were taken by their father,  Lynn Washington.

A protection order prohibits him from having contact with the children.

Police say Washington was arguing with the kids' mother, Lakisha Roby, when she was shot and killed at a gas station in Markham early Wednesday morning.

Wednesday afternoon, Washington then picked up the kids, who were staying with a family friend.

Washington is wanted for questioning in the murder of Lakisha.

Lynn Washington is described as a black man, 40 years old, 5 feet 9 inches and about 180 pounds. He has tattoos on his neck, left arm, right arm and chest.

They were last seen in a silver 2004 or 2005 Chevrolet Malibu or Impala.

He is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.