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9-month-old girl allegedly taken by father located safely, police still searching for father

Posted at 5:01 PM, Jul 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-11 11:56:58-04

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (WXYZ) — UPDATE: The infant has been located safely, according to Highland Park police. Police are still searching for the father.

No further details have been released. Stay with Action News for updates.

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Highland Park police are searching for a man who allegedly kidnapped a 9-month-old girl after assaulting the child's mother. The suspect is believed to be the girl's father, police say.

The infant, Jhurnee Rose Leflore, was taken by 21-year-old Lemonte Jackson.

According to police, the suspect allegedly pistol-whipped the infant's mother and stole her car.

Police are looking for a black 2016 Ford Escape with license plate EAE7397.

This story is developing. Stay with 7 Action News for updates.