SUGAR LAND, Texas (KIAH) — A man and his 1-year-old daughter are dead after stabbing himself several times and turning the knife on his daughter after a horrific scene in an Amber Alert case.
Alexander Ordonez Barrios, 24, stabbed himself and his daughter, Leylani Ordonez, 1, around 3 a.m. Wednesday morning after a police chase ended.
The events unfolded on Tuesday night beginning just before 6 p.m. as police in Rosenberg responded to an aggravated assault call at Riverside Towing, an auto collision business located at 845 FM 723.
Police said the owner was stabbed multiple times and had his tow truck stolen by a former employee, later identified as Ordonez Barrios. The owner was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive, police said.
Ordonez Barrios then drove the stolen tow truck to an apartment complex on 810 Brooks Avenue in Rosenberg and forced his way into an apartment, taking his young daughter from her babysitter’s residence, police said. An Amber Alert was put out for Leylani Ordonez, along with the suspect and the stolen tow truck.
Just before 2 a.m. Wednesday, Sugar Land police located the tow truck and a pursuit began through Fort Bend County that lasted over 45 minutes.
The pursuit came to an end at the 4700 block of FM 762 after his tires were spiked.
Police said Ordonez Barrios got out of his truck with his daughter in his arms and began stabbing himself. There were also significant injuries that were on the child as well.
The father and the daughter were taken to a Sugar Land hospital via Life Flight, where they were both pronounced dead.
“It is astonishing how many lives can be devastated by the actions of one individual,” Rosenberg police chief Jonathan White said in a statement. “We are deeply saddened by the tragic events that transpired, our thoughts are with Leylani Ordonez’ family and we wish those affected at Riverside Towing a speedy recovery.”