AMBER ALERT UPDATE: Suspect in custody, child safe

A two-year-old is safe and her father is behind bars tonight following a homicide investigation at the Bandywood Apartments in Pascagoula.

Joe Quincy McCord is accused of killing his estranged wife and kidnapping their two-year-old daughter. According to police in Pascagoula, McCord shot and killed the child’s mother at Bandywood Apartments just after 5 p.m.

After the girl was reported missing, an Amber Alert was issued by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation.

After the murder in Pascagoula, McCord fled to Mobile and called police to surrender. Mobile police said the child, Genisis McCord, has been found unharmed and safe and she is being transported by Pascagoula police from Mobile.

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