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UPDATE: Family grateful after abducted toddler is found safe

Father, Amir Abdul-Rahim, still on the run
Posted at 6:34 AM, Mar 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-08 11:18:58-05

LATEST: 13 Action News spoke with a relative of Kuwait Abdul-Rahim. The man did not want his identity released because of his job. The family is grateful the child was found safe.

"I'm pretty sure he doesn't know exactly what's going on, but I'm sure he feels it," said the relative.

The relative also provided new details about what occurred in the moments before Amir Abdul-Rahim allegedly shot a neighbor.

"He mentioned to him... you probably want to take the baby inside," said the relative, "...he just flipped a switch."

Right now, police continue to search for the suspect. The relative wants Abdul-Rahim to surrender to detectives. 

"The sheriff in Clark County has promised to catch criminals who commit violent crimes and it could end a nasty way," he said.

UPDATE MAR. 7: Officers have confirmed that 2-year-old Kuwait Abdul-Rahim has been safely located. 

The incident remains under investigation and the suspect, Amir Abdul-Rahim, has not been apprehended.

13 Action News was there as the police went to check on the toddler Wednesday morning. Police said the toddler was in good condition after running a few tests.

According to police, a courageous neighbor is being hailed a hero after trying to step in to stop the abduction.

"Somebody heard it and they saw a woman and child and they jumped right in," said neighbor Melvin P.

The neighbor, whom police did not identify, was shot several times by the suspect. Wednesday morning several bullet holes could be seen in apartment walls and nearby cars.

"When you are helping another person save their child, you don't think about the consequences and you're just trying to help the kid," said neighbor Rod Thomas.

Some neighbors said situations likes this make them hesitant to step in if they see a someone who needs help.

"To be honest with you I would call 911 and keep a distance. It's safer for everyone," a neighbor said.

Police warn people to always call 911 before jumping into a dangerous situation. The courageous neighbor is expected to fully recover.

ORIGINAL STORY: A person was shot and a child is missing after a reported domestic disturbance at the Regency Place apartments on 2820 South Decatur Boulevard near Sahara Avenue.

26-year-old Amir Abdul-Rahim reportedly arrived at the apartment just before 10 p.m. where his 2-year-old son Kuwait lives with his mother.  The father demanded to see his son and the situation escalated when a neighbor attempted to intervene.

That neighbor was shot multiple times by Amir but thankfully doctors say that he is expected to live.  

Amir then fled the scene with the child in a dark-colored SUV, possibly a Jeep Patriot.

If you have any information about the whereabouts of Amir Abdul-Rahim please call Crime Stoppers.