Fugitive father who tried to kidnap kids, kill wife surrenders to cops

Fitz Edwards

Fitz Edwards (Credit: Fitz Edwards allegedly tried to kidnap his kids from their mother. (NYPD))

The manhunt is over for a Bronx father who allegedly tried to kidnap his kids.

Fitz Edwards, 29, turned himself in to a Bronx police station yesterday, a complete turnaround from the events that took place Sunday morning, the NYPD said.

Edwards allegedly got into a fight with with the 26-year-old mother of his 2-year-old and 5-year-old kids at around 5 a.m. Sunday, which quickly escalated as he shot at her with a handgun. After Edwards missed, police say and then set the apartment on fire.

He allegedly fled with the two children and carjacked a 2005 Honda Accord a few blocks away. The car's driver wasn't hurt and ran away from the suspect.

Police put out an Amber Alert while Edwards fled , but he abandoned the car in Harlem, leaving the children in the back seat. Officers found the kids unharmed inside the car.

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