UPDATE - According to social media, the Amber alert for the missing child from Ava was returned safely to law enforcement by the suspect.
AMBER ALERT 2021-6 CANCELLED: CHILD WAS RETURNED SAFE TO LAW ENFORCEMENT BY THE SUSPECT. pic.twitter.com/ifpxg8VgMo— Missouri State Highway Patrol Alerts (@MSHPAlerts) April 16, 2021
AVA, Mo. (KMIZ)
The Missouri State Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert Friday afternoon a 5-year-old was forcibly taken from his home in southern Missouri.
Troopers say a 53-year-old man took his son from a residence in Ava.
The alert said the man went to the home, assaulted the child's mother and fired a gun when he took child.