A man involved in an AMBER Alert police chase after reportedly kidnapping his six-year-old girl and stabbing her mother to death was previously deported, police confirm.
Oscar Hernandez, 39, was arrested after he fled from police in a high-speed police chase on Friday morning. He allegedly murdered Nadia Gonzalez, 29, and kidnapped their child, Aylin Sofia Hernandez, 6, as reported by NBC New York.
Hernandez is a citizen of El Salvador who was previously deported in November 2013. It’s still unclear how he managed to get back into the U.S.
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The man took Aylin from her Bridgeport, Connecticut, home after stabbing the mother to death. He’s also accused of attacking the mother’s friend, who was also in the house at the time. The friend suffered from 14 stab wounds, and was taken to St. Vincent Hospital where she underwent surgery. She’s in critical but stable condition.
A neighbor reported the incident to authorities at around 2:45 a.m. Police who arrived on the scene described the apartment as “gory and blood-soaked.”
The manhunt for Hernandez spanned from Connecticut to New York to Pennsylvania, where a Pennsylvania state trooper identified his vehicle.
A police chased commenced, resulting in multiple crashes with other vehicles. His daughter was inside the car, and suffered minor head and leg injuries from the crash.
Hernandez was taken into custody and brought to a local hospital for treatment. Two state trooper sustained minor injuries.
Bridgeport Police Chief Armando Perez said that Aylin will be protected and cared for no matter what it takes.
“This doesn’t just happen by accident, they delivered this little girl home. She lost her mom and her father, her life has changed forever. We will embrace her and do whatever we have to do to take care of her.”
Shawn Neudauer, a spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said that there is no information of Hernandez being back in the United States since he was deported in 2013. ICE has placed an immigration detainer with the Bridgeport Police Department, so that if Hernandez is released for any reason, even on bond, he will be released to ICE.
[Feature Photo: Bridgeport PD]