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Georgia man accused of killing baby, shot by Florida SWAT officers

He's charged with crimes in Alabama, Florida and Georgia.

A Georgia man accused of killing a baby is in police custody after he was shot by SWAT officers in Florida, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Carlton Mathis, 28, is accused of killing his son, who was found in a Dothan, Ala. motel, Channel 2 reported. The boy, affectionately known as C.J., is 8 months old. Dothan police have issued a warrant for Mathis’ arrested.

It is not clear when Mathis fled to Florida, but authorities found him holding a gun to a driver’s head, Channel 2 reported. Mathis was in Levy County, just south of Gainesville at the time.

At one point, Mathis tried to escape police but was shot by a SWAT officer, according to Channel 2. He was taken to a hospital.

In addition to his charges in Alabama and Florida, Mathis is also a person of interest in a gas station robbery, Hall County sheriff’s deputies told Channel 2.