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Authorities Capture Man Accused of Killing Child's Mother

Authorities said Jorge Hernandez fatally shot a woman and took her 1-year-old daughter.

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Junni Angel Rios
NEW BERN, N.C. — A man who allegedly killed his child's mother Thursday has been captured, according to Craven County Sheriff's officials.

According to authorities, Jorge Angel Hernandez, 22, allegedly dropped off his 1-year-old daughter, Junni Angel Rios, at an aunt's house in Pitt County and later shot and killed the girl's mother, whose name was not released.

A statewide Amber Alert was issued shortly after 6 p.m. because authorities could not find the girl. The alert was canceled after the toddler was found unharmed.

Hernandez was reportedly found a short time later.

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