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AMBER Alert canceled for 4-year-old from Austin who was reportedly with alleged Burton shooting suspect

Wyatt Crowley & Joshua Crowley
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Posted at 8:33 AM, May 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-03 21:30:52-04

BURTON, TX — UPDATE: The AMBER Alert originally issued for Wyatt Crowley has been canceled after he was safely found by authorities.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Austin Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a missing 4-year-old last scene in Burton.

Wyatt Crowley was last seen on Sunday, May 2, on 12400 FM 390 in Burton, TX at 08:00 AM.

At the time of this publication, it is believed by APD that they might be driving in a 2011 Black Mazda MZ3 with the following license plate number: 737763C

Wyatt is described as having both brown hair and eyes, weighing about 30lbs and being about 3 ft tall; he was reportedly last seen wearing a Spiderman sweatshirt.

Joshua Crowley, 36, is described as having brown hair and green eyes, he is also reportedly 5'9 and weighs 140lbs; he was reportedly last seen wearing a red bandanna on his neck and a black baggy t-shirt.

According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, the reported missing child is connected to a shooting that happened this weekend in Burton; the victim reportedly had to be airlifted to a Bryan hospital with serious injuries.

As worded in their press release, investigators were able to connect a suspect to this incident after learning of a vehicle that was parked behind the business all said day; the likes of which, reportedly belonged to Joshua Crowley.

At the time the deputy made contact with the suspect, there was reportedly no indication that the child would, later in the day, be the focus of an Amber Alert. The alert was placed the same day of the shooting and as a result of an Austin Police Department’s missing person investigation, which was reportedly initiated by the mother of the child.

The Austin Police Department was made aware of the Burton shooting that listed the suspect as Crowley after the Washington County Sheriff's Office sent out a BOLO (Be on the Lookout) for the suspect and vehicle shortly after the shooting.

The suspect father has reportedly not been seen since departing the scene of the shooting. An arrest warrant has since been issued for Joshua Crowley charging him with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.