Houston cops arrest man, 38, accused of taking pictures lifeless buddy and leaving his son, 2, to die in automobile

Houston police have recognized a carjacker who shot lifeless his buddy earlier than stealing his automobile after which leaving his toddler inside to die within the sweltering warmth.

Bolanle Fadairo, 38, has been charged with the homicide of Michael Essien and his two-year-old son, Micah, in Houston, Texas, on September 20.

Essien, 38, acquired into an argument with Fadairo, earlier than being shot lifeless in entrance of his younger son, with the gunman taking off in his victims SUV.

Micah was nonetheless within the backseat, and was discovered hours later by officers who consider he died on account of warmth exhaustion – with exterior temperatures reaching 93F.

It’s understood that Fadairo deleted messages between himself and Essien earlier than he was arrested.

Essien’s spouse reported that her husband and son have been lacking at round 6.40pm, hours after he was shot a number of occasions by Fadairo at 1:45pm in El Camino Del Rey.

The dad-of-three leaves behind his spouse and two different youngsters, together with a child lady who was born only a week in the past.

Officers found the stolen automobile with the toddler inside 5 hours after his father was shot.

Cops swooped on Fadairo’s condo within the early hours of Wednesday morning, and have now charged him with two counts of homicide and tampering with proof.

Bolanle Fadairo, 38, has been charged with the homicide of Michael Essien and his two-year-old son in Houston, Texas

Michael Essien, 38, was shot lifeless infront of his two-year-old son Micah (pictured) who was then left for hours to die in a scorching automobile by Fadairo

Officers swooped on Fadairo's home, close to the shooting, at 4am on Wednesday after the deaths of the father and son

Officers swooped on Fadairo’s residence, near the taking pictures, at 4am on Wednesday after the deaths of the daddy and son

An post-mortem report is but to be accomplished on the toddler, however investigators consider that he died from warmth exhaustion after being within the automobile since round 2pm.

Officers broke the glass from the SUV and tried to save lots of the kid, however he was pronounced lifeless by the point an ambulance arrived.

Essien’s sister, Jessie, instructed ABC that her nephew had simply discovered easy methods to say her title, describing her brother as a ‘peaceable man’.

She stated: ‘All I need is my brother and my 2-year-old who simply discovered easy methods to say “Auntie Jessie.”

‘He referred to as Auntie Jessie within the church Sunday. He ran and stated, “Hello, Auntie Jessie.”

‘Michael has a 5-year-old son and a 1-week-old child, 1-week outdated. Michael has a spouse. Lord Jesus, all I want is my brother.

Essien’s spouse reported that her husband and son have been lacking at round 6.40pm, hours after he was shot a number of occasions by Fadairo at 1:45pm in El Camino Del Rey

Fadairo was seen on surveillance visiting a gas station store after the killing dressed in a white t-shirt and black Oakland Raiders baseball-cap

Fadairo was seen on surveillance visiting a fuel station retailer after the killing wearing a white t-shirt and black Oakland Raiders baseball-cap

Essien's sister, Jessie (pictured) told ABC that her nephew had just learned how to say her name, describing her brother as a 'peaceful man'

Essien’s sister, Jessie (pictured) instructed ABC that her nephew had simply discovered easy methods to say her title, describing her brother as a ‘peaceable man’

An autopsy report is yet to be completed on the toddler, but investigators believe that he died from heat exhaustion after being in the car since around 2pm

An post-mortem report is but to be accomplished on the toddler, however investigators consider that he died from warmth exhaustion after being within the automobile since round 2pm

‘Anyone that is aware of my brother is aware of Michael is a peaceable man. Michael by no means argued with anybody.

‘Michael takes the shirt off his physique and provides different individuals to placed on. Michael would give the final inform me he has to different individuals.’

Investigators consider that Fadairo met his sufferer on the agreed location, with the pair arguing earlier than he shot his buddy a number of occasions.

Essien fled a brief distance, earlier than collapsing within the car parking zone as Fadairo stole his Chevrolet Traverse with Micha within the again and fled the scene.

Houston Police Govt Assistant Chief Larry Satterwhite instructed reporters beforehand: ‘We by no means knew concerning the baby till she referred to as.

‘Sadly, it was too late. The kid had handed within the automobile.

‘At the moment, we do not know why or how or what the reason for demise will probably be. It may very well be one thing like warmth exhaustion, we simply do not know.

‘That will probably be decided later by way of post-mortem. ‘It is the toughest factor we do. Youngsters are harmless.’

Surveillance footage of the Fadairo reveals him calmly strolling round a comfort retailer after the killing, sporting black shorts, a white t-shirt, and an Oakland Raiders baseball-cap.

Fadairo was seen browsing a convenience store shortly after the killing

He appeared to purchase a bag of chips

Houston Police launched a manhunt for Fadairo and issued surveillance footage of him after the incident

Officers broke the glass from the SUV and attempted to save the child, but he was pronounced dead by the time an ambulance arrived

Officers broke the glass from the SUV and tried to save lots of the kid, however he was pronounced lifeless by the point an ambulance arrived

Houston police responded to the scene of the shooting near the corner of El Camino Del Rey Street and Chimney Rock Road in west Houston at 1:46pm on Tuesday

Houston police responded to the scene of the taking pictures close to the nook of El Camino Del Rey Avenue and Chimney Rock Highway in west Houston at 1:46pm on Tuesday

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