Colorado mom, 1-year-old son abducted at GUNPOINT by ex-boyfriend

Trevor Jackson
September 2, 2017

A statewide Amber Alert has been canceled after a Commerce City woman and her child were found safe on Friday, state officials say.

Investigators said Mauricio Venzor-Gonzalez forced his ex-girlfriend and their son at gunpoint from a home near Commerce City and into his auto.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation said Samantha Adams and her 18-month-old son, Zahid Adams, were abducted from Adams County Thursday morning by Adams's ex-boyfriend, Maurico Venzor-Gonzalez.

Authorities have confirmed that Venzor-Gonzalez is the biological father of the toddler. The suspect's vehicle was found abandoned in Pueblo Thursday afternoon.

If you have any information, you're urged to call Adams County Sheriff's deputies at 720-322-1313.

The AMBER Alert for Samantha Adams, 26, and her son, Zahid, was issued Thursday afternoon, asking people to be on the lookout for Mauricio Venzor-Gonzalez, 22.

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Authorities were searching an area near 1741 Cypress Street as of 4:015 p.m.

Overton said Samantha Adams has tattoos of a cancer survivor ribbon and a butterfly on her right wrist.

The baby, named Zahid, was wearing a red shirt and black shorts at the time of the kidnapping.

Gonzalez's Honda sedan had been seen heading south on Interstate 25 in the Pueblo area shortly before 2:30 p.m.

He is considered to be armed and risky. Police said he has unrelated warrants for burglary and failure to appear.

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