Lakisha Robie has been named as the Illinois Woman shot dead and her two young children taken from the scene. Those kids are the subject of an overnight Amber Alert issued by the Illinois State Police.

Authorities say mother, Robie, 27, was killed and her two children, Lynn Roby, 3, and Jordyn Washington, 2, are missing after being snatched by their father, 40-year-old Lynn Washington, on Wednesday.


Authorities say Robie died early Wednesday after the shooting in Markham. Police Chief Mack Sanders says Robie had been seen arguing with Washington, the children’s father, while returning from a club with another man.

Police described Washington as a person of interest, but Sanders says they’re “not saying” he’s responsible for the shooting.

Law enforcement officials believe the children are in danger and could be traveling south. source

Sanders says Washington, who is barred from contacting the children due to a protection order, picked them up from a family friend.

They were last seen in a silver-colored vehicle — a 2004 or 2005 Chevrolet Malibu or Impala.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police or call 9-1-1.