STOCKTON, Calif. (KTXL) — A manhunt is underway in San Joaquin County for a suspect who is accused of killing the mother of his child and injuring the child’s grandmother.
Authorities said 24-year-old Dangelo Webb is considered armed and dangerous.
“All the way around, this doesn’t just affect their immediate family, this affects the entire community,” said Sandra Mendez, the public information officer for the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office.
Inside a Stockton home on East Fremont Street, detectives found a body later identified as 24-year-old Brandi Hornsby.
“The relationship between Brandi and Dangelo is that, as far as we know, they were living together, so they had been dating,” Mendez told FOX40.
A GoFundMe page for Hornsby described her as a “goofy, loving, caring mother, daughter, sister, and friend.”
“Everyone that knew her knew she had an uplifting spirit and had just begun her motherhood journey, her life was taken way too soon,” the GofundMe says.
The two have a 6-week-old baby girl together named Ggiana who was briefly taken by Webb. She was later found safe.
“Dangelo took the child, drove, had the baby for a short while before dropping off the baby at his family’s home. And the child is safe, was not injured,” Mendez said.
Deputies said after Hornsby’s mother called her daughter numerous times and when she didn’t pick up, she drove to the house off East Fremont Street and was attacked.
“When she knocked on the door, received no answer. And so, she was either in the process of taking down a screen to try and enter through a window when she was assaulted by Dangelo and she was knocked unconscious. Woke up inside the house and was being assaulted inside the house,” Mendez explained.
Investigators said Hornsby’s brother also went to the home, where he discovered a violent scene.
“He heard yelling, and so panicked he kicked in the door, and then he was assaulted by Dangelo,” Mendez said. “He fled and called us for assistance.”
Webb is wanted for homicide and attempted homicide. Deputies are now calling on the community for tips and information to help track him down.
“Our goal in coming public is to get the word out that he is armed and dangerous, and that he needs to be captured and brought in to pay for his crimes,” Mendez said.
He is described by the sheriff’s office as being 5 feet, 11 inches tall and 180 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
He was last seen driving a 2015 Silver Chevrolet Equinox with license plate 7KBE022.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help pay for medical expenses and a memorial fund.
The sheriff’s office said anyone who knows where Webb is should not contact him, and instead call 911 or 209-468-4400, option 1.
Correction: Webb’s first name was originally spelled D Angelo by the sheriff’s office and has since been corrected in this story.