A DAD allegedly ripped a baby girl from her mother’s arms earlier this morning during an argument and tossed her from the second floor balcony.
When police arrived at the scene in south Las Vegas they found the mom cradling the two-month infant while a fire blazed away in her apartment.
The baby was taken to St. Rose Hospital and Medical Center when she was pronounced dead.
The father, who has not been identified, set the apartment on fire, fled from the scene.
Police chased him across the city where crashed once and then rolled his car.
They then pursued him on foot inside McCarran International Airport, reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Metropolitan Police Department homicide Lt Ray Spencer said the mother phoned 911 just before 4 am to say her daughter had been "thrown off of a balcony".
Cops found her cradling the little girl in the parking lot when they arrived.
The infant was pronounced dead at St Rose Hospital and Medical Center.
Lt spencer said detectives believe the man and woman were arguing when the father "grabbed the child from the mother, walked outside and threw the baby from the second story balcony onto the asphalt below".
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The man was taken to University Medical Center for treatment of injuries from the crash and for evaluation of narcotics use. He was booked in absentia for open murder, animal cruelty and arson.
It was unclear whether anyone else was injured in the two crashes.
The baby will be later identified by the Clark County coroner’s office.
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