EL CAJON (CNS) - An El Cajon father who lost custodial rights reportedly fired two gunshots while taking his son from babysitters hired by his wife, but police said the dad surrendered safely Sunday.
Anthony Cortez, 28, was jailed for suspicion of kidnapping after he took the nine-year-old boy back to his ex-spouse's house two hours after the apparent gunshot incident.
Cortez reportedly confronted two babysitters with a handgun, and fired two shots, as he took the boy from a babysitter's house in the 1000 block of East Lexington Avenue, El Cajon police said.
No one was injured by the gunfire, police Lieutenant Jeff David said.
El Cajon Police conducted an extensive search for the suspect and boy, and called in the San Diego sheriff's ASTREA helicopter.
Several hours after the gunplay, Cortez arrived at the mother's residence at 5:30 a.m. and returned the juvenile unharmed. Several El Cajon Police officers then arrested him without further incident and booked him into jail for suspicion of kidnapping, Davis said.
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