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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police said the man suspected of shooting and killing a man at a Kmart fled the scene with a 1-year-old baby.

Memphis Police issued a City Watch alert for Artavius Brown Jr. in the hopes of finding him.

It was canceled about an hour later.

Family told WREG the baby was dropped off at a police precinct, and he is being checked out now to make sure he's OK.

Family said the suspect is still at large.

WREG is working to find out more details from police.

Police said the boy's biological father took him during a custody exchange.

MPD previously said an Amber Alert would be forthcoming but later said that would no longer be the case.

The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Kmart in the 3200 block of Austin Peay Highway.

Family identified the victim as Reginald Williams.

Police said the victim and the suspect, whom police identified as Artavius Brown, were involved in a disturbance immediately prior to the shooting.

Family told police the dispute involved Williams' girlfriend's 1-year-old baby.

He was at Kmart with his girlfriend and the baby to exchange the child with his biological father, Brown, police said.

Police said the Brown shot Williams during the exchange.

Brown fled the scene with the baby, Artavius Brown Jr., police said.

Police are investigating.

They said the suspect's father was also at the scene of the shooting; police are looking for him as well.

Police described Brown as a 5-foot-10 black 20-year-old man who has a dark complexion, a short afro and weighs about 140 pounds. He was wearing a black shirt and blue jeans.

Police described his vehicle as a black four-door Toyota Corolla with a car seat in the back seat.

The baby is black with a dark complexion, about 2 feet tall and 30 pounds. His hair is 2 inches long and faded on top, and he has a circular scar on his lower calf. He was wearing a blue shirt with gray sleeves, black pants and white Adidas sneakers. He was in a black baby seat with a blue cover.