Woman jumping from window with infant in arms prompts standoff at apartment complex, deputies say

Search continues for man with violent criminal history

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A woman who was trying to escape a violent situation jumped out of an apartment window with an infant in her arms and now authorities are trying to locate the man believed to be responsible, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said they went to Tzadik Millennium Apartments off Rio Grande Avenue around noon on Thursday after receiving 911 calls from witnesses who saw the woman jump and then hide under a truck with the baby still in her arms.

The woman is recovering at a hospital. The baby boy was not injured.

Orange County Sheriff’s Office public information officer Christian Marrero said within a few minutes of the 911 calls, deputies surrounded the apartment in an attempt to take 39-year-old Terrance Givens into custody.

The standoff ended around 5 p.m. when authorities realized Givens was no longer inside the unit.

“Unfortunately he could be anywhere at this point,” Marrero said.

Authorities said they’re still investigating what happened in the apartment that caused the woman to jump but they said they do know that some sort of violence occurred.

“She fled the apartment trying to escape from him, with her child,” Marrero said.

The relationship between Givens and the victim is unknown. Givens is not the father of the child, according to Marrero.

Authorities said Givens is a convicted felon with a violent criminal history.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call 911 immediately.


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