Dallas father killed his 3-year-old, police say, then leaped out of a window
A father accused of stabbing to death his 3year-old son was arrested Saturday evening after he jumped out of a second floor apartment window, police said.
Brandon Edwards, 35, of Dallas, was taken into custody when officers arrived in response to a cutting call at 8613 Old Hickory Trail.
That call came in shortly before 6:30 p.m. Saturday, according to police in a Sunday email.
After Edwards was arrested, officers entered the apartment and discovered a 3-year-old boy with a knife wound. The boy, who was later identified as Bryson Edwards, was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The child’s mother had fled the apartment with their 7-year-old girl to a nearby apartment where she called police.
She returned to the family’s apartment and officers discovered she had been stabbed.
The woman was taken to a local hospital was in stable condition Saturday night. The 7-year-old girl was not injured.
Police did not release a motive for the stabbing.
Edwards was booked into the Dallas County Jail early Sunday and faces a charge of capital murder and aggravated assault of a family member with a weapon.
The Dallas man was in jail Sunday afternoon in lieu of $1.7 million bail. Domingo Ramirez Jr.: 817-390-7763, @mingoramirezjr