TEMPLE — Two-year-old Isaiah Corson was safe Friday afternoon after Dallas police found him with his father, 29-year-old Vincent Corson, who allegedly shot his wife two or three times Friday morning and abducted the boy, police said.
“That was the best news we’ve had all day,” said Lt. Edward Best, a Temple Police Department spokesman. “The highest emotion is when a child is in danger. Once the child was found, the hands of seasoned police officers were shaking.”
An Amber Alert was issued at 11:11 a.m. Friday for the toddler. It was lifted at 12:55 p.m. after officers stopped Corson and found Isaiah safe in the vehicle, Best said.
The incident began at Greenbrier Park Apartments in the 2400 block of South 13th Street in Temple. Officers found bullet holes in the door when they arrived and were told Corson fled with Isaiah, Best said.
Corson’s 6-year-old son, who was at home, was protected by another man at the scene, Best said.
Corson’s wife, who was shot several times in the upper torso and lower abdomen, was transported to Scott & White Hospital, where surgery was performed. Her condition was unknown at press time. She was holding Isaiah when the bullets struck her, Best said.
Corson was charged with aggravated assault Friday, but the charge may be enhanced as the investigation continues, Best said. Extradition to Bell County is likely next week. Corson had an active magistrate’s order of protection taken out against him, Best added.
“The Bell County District Attorney’s Office gave us a great response,” Best said after the Amber Alert was issued. “While we were still on the scene, an investigator talked with that office and the DA filed the complaint and issued an arrest warrant for Corson. That was a great help in getting him arrested and the child safely found.”
Corson was previously arrested in connection with an April 4 welfare concern call on West Avenue R, according to an arrest affidavit. A woman called 911 because she saw a small child standing by a fire hydrant at an intersection and another small child crawling on the front porch of a nearby home, but found no adult present. Corson returned home about an hour later and told police he left his children at home while he went to get them something to eat, the affidavit said. Corson was indicted in June on a charge of abandoning/endangering a child with intent to return.