Baby kidnapped from fatally shot mother found safe

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by khou.com staff

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Posted on April 17, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 4 at 5:37 PM

HOUSTON – An infant who was kidnapped after his mother was fatally shot at a Woodlands-area pediatric center was found safe Tuesday night, officials said.  

An Amber Alert was issued for 3-day-old Keegan Schuchardt after Kala Golden was shot multiple times at the Northwoods Pediatric Center located in the 25000 block of Borough Park Drive.  

Deputies said a woman got out of an ice-blue, four-door Lexus at about 3:40 p.m. and shot Golden about seven times. She then fled with the baby northbound on Interstate 45 from Rayford Road, investigators said.

Golden was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Woodlands where she died.

Keegan Schuchardt was found in the 1900 block of Sugar Pine at FM 1960, which is where a relative of the shooting suspect lives.  As police were questioning a woman in connection with the case, the baby was headed home to be with his father and brothers in Spring.

“It’s hard man, it’s hard,” said Keith Schuchardt, the victim’s husband. “I’m going to miss her a lot.”

He and Golden were married for more than three years and had three young sons.

At one point during the search for Keegan, a SWAT scene unfolded outside an apartment complex in the 12400 block of Sawmill Road, about a mile and a half from where the baby was kidnapped.  As the SWAT team moved in they realized no one was in the apartment.

Then around 8:15 p.m. a Texas Ranger, DPS trooper working with Montgomery County, found the child.

On Tuesday night Golden’s family said they were struggling to understand what happened. They said they had no disputes with anyone and did not know why she would be targeted.

Police said they do not have a motive at this time.

"Obviously, when you've got a kidnapping case, or an aggravated kidnapping case, on top of a murder, this is dire circumstances," said Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon. "So we'll continue to develop our leads throughout the evening."

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