Washington picked up the children about 2 p.m. from a family friend who had been watching the girls and was not aware of the shooting, Sanders said.
Two little girls who were the subject of an AMBER alert after they were abucuted by their father have been safely located.
A 2-year-old girl, Lynn Roby, and a 3-year-old boy, Jordyn Washington, were taken around 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14.
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Police are still searching for Washington and reportedly want to question him in the death. "The children's mother is deceased now.for one", Markham Police Chief Mack Sanders said. "Known acquaintances, anything like that, if they're listening right now, help us with this investigation cause at the end of the day someone has lost their life from a potential domestic-related incident and he's not even here to give us his version of event", Chief Sanders said.
Washington is described as a black male standing 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing around 180 pounds.
Illinois State Police said they could be headed anywhere in the state.
Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or contact the Markham Police Department at 708-331-2171.