The California Highway Patrol deactivated an Amber Alert after police in Hayward, a Bay Area city some 100 miles away by car, pulled him over and found the boy safe and in good health, authorities said.
The alert was issued Friday evening after the boy was snatched and taken in a gray BMW belonging to his mother.
Security footage obtained by KCRA-TV shows the mother running to the front porch of a neighbor’s home for help when the suspect grabbed him from her arms.
Neighbors told the station they heard an argument, and saw the man put the boy in the car before shots rang out.
Police said when they responded to reports of an assault, they found a man and woman with gunshot wounds that were not life-threatening.
Investigators believe the victims and suspect know each other.The suspect will be booked on charges related to the kidnapping and the shooting, Sacramento police said in a brief statement. Meanwhile, police were working on reuniting the boy with his family.
No further details were released because of the ongoing investigation.
Hayward police officers spotted the suspect’s vehicle on Mission Boulevard, one of the city’s busiest corridors, said Officer Cassondra Fovel, a spokeswoman for the city’s police department.