Amber Alert canceled, missing 4-year-old boy found safe

Dominique Nichols (Source: MPD)
Dominique Nichols (Source: MPD)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - An Amber Alert issued for a missing 4-year-old boy from Memphis has been canceled.

Zion Byrd, 4, was has been located and found safe, according to Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

There's been no word yet on if the boy's father, Dominique Nichols, has been located.

At around 10 a.m., police put out an Amber Alert for a child that was taken by his father from the Lamar Crossing apartments.

"We heard the Amber Alert go off this morning so we were trying to check the news and see where it was and we were surprised that it was over here," said tenant Charlotte Stewart.

Members of this community were shocked to hear that a child had been taken so close to where they live.

Police said they immediately put the Amber alert out when they learned that 4-year-old Zion Byrd was taken by his father Dominique Nichols at the Lamar Crossing apartments.

Neighbors said this community is safe and is like a family.

"We know each other," Stewart said. "All the neighbors, all the kids play in the park together."

Police said Nichols, a convicted felon, got away with Zion in a white Toyota Camry with an unknown Mississippi license plate.

"It's just shocking," Stewart said.

We reached out to MPD to get details about how and where the child was found, and whether there were any charges expected.

Police would only say that no one is in custody at this time.

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