Tyler police say man kills ex-wife, takes child

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

TYLER, Texas (AP) - Police in East Texas say a man has shot his ex-wife to death and taken their young son.

Tyler police issued an alert for 4-year-old Lucas Calvert, who was last seen wearing a long-sleeved blue sweatshirt and gray sweatpants.

Police say they believe 41-year-old James W. Calvert is driving a four-door gray or silver Buick from 2000 with license plate number DP4-G858. A police statement says he should be considered armed and dangerous.

The Tyler Morning Telegraph reports another child of the slain woman was at school and is safe. The woman's pastor, Larry Craig of Southern Oaks Baptist Church, tells the newspaper the woman and Calvert had recently gone through a child-custody case in which she was awarded custody.

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