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Texas carjacker guns down dad, leaves toddler to die in hot car

A ruthless carjacker shot lifeless a Texas father — then left his sufferer’s 2-year-old son to die in 94-degree temperatures in the stolen SUV, in accordance to cops.

Bolanle Fadairo, 38, was charged with two counts of homicide for gunning down the dad Tuesday afternoon after which abandoning the toddler, who was discovered lifeless greater than 5 hours later, Houston police said Thursday.

The callous killer seems to have met the 38-year-old dad — named by relations as Michael Essien, who welcomed one other youngster only a week in the past — and shot him lifeless after an argument, police Executive Assistant Chief Larry Satterwhite stated.

Fadairo then fled at 1:46 p.m. in his sufferer’s Chevrolet Traverse with the 2-year-old inside, Satterwhite stated.

However, police had no concept till the boy’s mother known as 911 almost 5 hours later to report her husband and son lacking, the chief stated.

“We never knew about the child until she called at 6:36 p.m.,” he stated.

The “specific information” she gave in regards to the swiped SUV helped officers shortly discover it the place it had been deserted.

“Sadly, it was too late. The child had passed in the car,” Satterwhite stated of the toddler, IDed by household as Micah Essien.

Homicide sufferer Michael Essien, 38, and his son Micah, 2, who died in the carjacked SUV.
KHOU
Slain dad Michael Essien and late son Micah
The ruthless carjacker left Micah in the SUV, the place he apparently died of warmth exhaustion.
KHOU

The reason for demise was not but confirmed, the police chief stated, whereas speculating that it might be “something like heat exhaustion.” Temps hit 94 levels in Houston that afternoon.

Satterwhite stated officers had already been looking for the stolen car however had been thwarted by “very vague information” on it earlier than the 911 name by the spouse and mom of the victims.

“Nobody wishes more than me that we’d had more [information] then and we could have found this child in time,” the highest cop stated.

Murder suspect Bolanle Fadairo
Bolanle Fadairo, 38, has been charged with two counts of homicide.
Houston Police Department

Fadairo was busted in the early hours Wednesday after police released surveillance footage of the killer strolling round a gasoline station simply earlier than the double homicide.

Satterwhite requested Houston to “pray for this family,” saying, “A mother lost her husband and she lost her 2-year-old child.”

Essien additionally left behind two different youngsters, together with a child born only a week in the past, relations told KHOU.

Suspected killer Bolanle Fadairo seen on video
The suspected killer was captured in surveillance video at a gasoline station.
Houston Police Department

The grieving widow is “hanging on,” a cousin, Etimbuk Isaiah, informed the outlet.

“It’s a difficult thing to process right now and so tragic because nobody wakes up planning to die.”

The lifeless man’s sister, Jessie Okon, sobbed to reporters in regards to the lack of her “peaceful” brother and her “always cheerful” nephew.

“Tell Houston, tell the whole world that I want my nephew back. He’s only 2 years old. He does not know how to hurt a fly,” she stated of little Micah.

As for the killer, she stated, “Mostly for my nephew, God will give him his reward.”

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