An Amber Alert was issued early Tuesday morning for 9-year-old Caitlyn Elizabeth Williams, of Benbrook TX, believed to be with her uncle, 24-year-old Jessie Nicholas Williams, of Arlington. The girl’s parents believed she was headed to a friend’s house for the weekend, but according to police she never showed up. Police believe Jessie took Caitlyn on Friday. Both Caitlyn and Jessie were spotted twice over the weekend, once at a hotel on Alta Mesa Boulevard at Interstate 35W and later at a hair salon on Bryant Irvin Road in Fort Worth TX.
Benbrook Police Officer Sandy Eubanks said Tuesday afternoon that a tip led them to a hotel room in Bossier City. Officers staked out the room and eventually made entry, where Jessie engaged law enforcement. An officer was also injured in the exchange.
Missing 9-year-old Caitlyn is alive and safe in Bossier City, Louisiana and her uncle is dead after a shootout with law enforcement, officials say. Officials declined to elaborate on Caitlyn’s condition, but she is expected to be returned to her parents in North Texas soon
More as the story develops.