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LI Mother Surrenders After Shooting Of 3-Year-Old's Father Leads To AMBER Alert

Patchita Tennant
Patchita Tennant Photo Credit: Southampton Police Department

A Long Island mother who allegedly shot the father of her child and then went on the run, prompting an AMBER Alert, has turned herself in to police.

According to the Southampton Police Department, Patchita Tennant, 42, of Riverhead, surrendered at the police department earlier Friday, Sept. 6, said Southampton Police Lt. Susan Ralph. 

Her 3-year-old daughter was found safe earlier in the day following an AMBER Alert being issued after her father was allegedly shot by Tennant, police said.

The incident took place around 8:20 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 5, at a home on Pleasure Drive in Riverhead, said Ralph.

When officers arrived on the scene they found Andrew Mitchell, 46, of Flanders, who had been shot multiple times, Ralph said.

Mitchell was conscious and alert and able to tell officers that Tennant had shot him during a domestic dispute, Ralph said.

Tennant then fled the area with the child.

Southampton Town Chief of Police Steven Skrynecki said that charges would be announced later today and that the child is in the care of Child Protective Services.

Southampton Police was assisted in the investigation by the Suffolk County Police Department, New York State Police, Riverhead Police, Easthampton Town Police, U.S. Marshall’s, the FBI, and The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. 

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