Police Hunt for Man in Alleged Shooting, Arson, Carjacking, and Abduction

By Jess Wisloski on November 18, 2012 8:55pm 

 Suspect Fitz Edwards, 29, who police said set his partner's apartment on fire after attempting to shoot her, then took off with their two children on November 18, 2012.
Suspect Fitz Edwards, 29, who police said set his partner's apartment on fire after attempting to shoot her, then took off with their two children on November 18, 2012.
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OLINVILLE — Police are searching for a man suspected in trying to shoot a female partner, and when he missed, setting her apartment on fire, and taking off with their two children and carjacking a bystander in the process.

The calamity unfolded on Sunday at 5 a.m., near Barker Avenue and Adee Avenue, in the Bronx.

Edwards, 29, allegedly fired one shot at his partner, 26, and then set her place on fire and took off on foot towards Bronx Boulevard and Magenta Street along with the couple's two children, 2 and 5 years old, according to police.

Wielding a gun, he carjacked the driver of a grey 2005 Honda Accord, and drove off with the kids, police said.

Eventually, the car was recovered in Central Harlem, but Edwards, who is believed to be carrying a handgun, fled, police said.

Police said the suspect has black, braided hair and brown eyes, and is approximately 6 feet tall, and 170 pounds, with a slender build. He was last seen wearing a dark jacket, police said.

Police ask anyone with information related to the incident to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or submit a at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com. All calls are kept confidential.

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