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.