Wyoming Police: Baby found safe, father shot dead, mother in custody
Authorities say parents of 11-month-old Avyah Winston had a history of domestic incidents.
The City of Wyoming’s Police Department Monday said an endangered child had been found safe, her father had been found shot dead, and her mother found herself in custody in connection with the homicide.
Authorities had sent out an alert Monday morning for 11-month-old Avyah Winston after her father, 27-year-old Kwan Winston's body had been discovered at his home following wellness check.
Just a few hours later, Wyoming Police held a press conference, announcing her mother, 21-year-old Sakina Muhammad, had been taken into custody.
WPD LT. Brian Look:
“Very pleased to report also, that (Ayvah) is safe,” Wyoming police Lt. Brian Look said during a press conference at the police station.
According to Wyoming PD, there are records of prior domestic incidents involving Winston and Muhammad, and existing court orders were in place to prevent the two from being together and listing the mother as a protected person from the father.
Authorities would not say whether Sakina Muhammad shot Kwan Winston in self-defense, or what lead to his death, only that detectives were investigating.