DPD Arrests Man Suspected Of Kidnapping & Killing Sons

updated 9:50 p.m. 8/22

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas police have located and captured a North Texas father who is believed to have kidnapped and drowned his two children.

Investigators had been searching for Naim Rasool Muhammad and his two boys, ages 3 and 5. The 32-year-old man is believed to have abducted the children and their mother, 22-year-old Kametra Sampson, from near Dolphin Road and Haskell Avenue just after 7 a.m.

According to Dallas police, Muhammad made some type of threats and was able to forcibly abduct Sampson and the children as they all walked to a school. During a 4 p.m. news conference Dallas Police Department Deputy Chief Craig Miller said the mother was able to escape and flag down a Dallas County Constable.

At some point after Sampson escaped, Muhammad attempted to take his third child, a 1-year-old, from Sampson’s grandmother’s house in the 3500 block of Terrell Street.

A neighbor says she saw and heard Muhammad smash the back window.  “I knew there were people inside the house and I wanted to make sure everyone was going to be okay,” she said. “So I came back here to see that the window was broken, so I called my mom.”

Police say Sampson’s mother stopped Muhammad from taking the boy. “It’s very fortunate that he didn’t get the youngest child,” said Miller.

Monday’s incident was part of a “continuing family violence situation.” Muhammad has a documented police record that includes arrests on domestic violence charges.

Relatives confirmed that Monday wasn’t the first time Muhammad had threatened Sampson and their children.  “Yeah, he did yell a lot. He used the kids a lot as a target. He took the things that were closest to her and that was her boys,” said the boys’ aunt Gabrielle Armstead.

After the Dallas County Constables Office learned more about the alleged kidnappings they made Dallas police aware of the situation.

Audio – Constable’s Radio Traffic:

Officials at DPD headquarters prepared to issue an Amber Alert and had scheduled a 1 p.m. news conference when events began to unfold, seemingly simultaneously, across the city.

Dallas police confirm there was a lot of phone contact between the family of both the suspect and kidnapped individuals. Officers were led to several locations across the city trying to located Muhammad and the children. Miller said, “everyone had the interest of the children at heart.”

Police later found the 2004 Toyota Matrix with Texas license plate CJ6H662, which Muhammad was last seen driving.

Before Muhammad was captured, Dallas Fire Rescue received a call about an unconscious person at 12:40 p.m. The caller, believed to have been the mother of the suspect and grandmother of the children, told rescuers that her son had drowned her grandchildren.

Paramedics arrived, performed CPR and took the kids to Children’s Medical Center. Both children were pronounced dead at the hospital and police later confirmed the boys were drowned in a creek.

After abandoning his vehicle but being spotted by officers Dallas police chased Muhammad on foot in the area near Singing Hills Drive and East Ledbetter.

Muhammad was taken into custody near the 6500 block of Lazy River. A witness at that scene, who did not want to be identified, told NewsRadio 1080 KRLD what he saw. “When I got here I seen a guy running with a red and black shirt on. Then, all of a sudden, cops started coming from everywhere,” he recalled. “They taped off the little area here, the ambulance came, and they took little kids out of that silver car and that was it.”

Muhammad was taken to Dallas police headquarters. The bodies of the two children were transported to the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Late Monday afternoon a neighbor told CBS 11 News that just a few weeks ago Kametra Sampson and her children had moved in with her grandmother. The neighbor claims that on Saturday Sampson told Muhammad not to come around anymore, but he showed up at the house Monday morning.

According to the Dallas Independent School District, the 5-year-old boy, who was dressed in a white polo shirt, khaki pants and gray colored Michael Jordan tennis shoes, was headed for his first day of school at Frazier Elementary. He was listed as a “no show” after never making it to campus. Monday would have been his first day of kindergarten.

Muhammad has be charged with two counts of Capital Murder, and is currently being held in the Lew Sterrett Justice Center on a $2 Million bond.


One Comment

  1. C Bauer says:

    He should be given over to die at the hands of a very angry mob.

    1. bakthom says:

      another lazy coffe drinking, donut eating constable. he could have persued. Oh it wasn’t his Daughter, or his Grandchildren.

      1. angelfriend says:

        He probably an abuiser too and didnt want to believe a man could do that, never mind the road rash she had on her body trying to leap form a moving car to get help for her babies…should put the constable on trail for neglate homicide, he is no better and he could have tried prevented those children from being killed…but know they waited 3HOURS, 3 HOURS TO DO ANYTHING.

      2. willie hines says:

        completely agree with you

  2. Daddy's Don't Kill Their Kids says:

    Change that headline on your index page. He’s no “dad”.

  3. elizabeth says:

    OMG!!!!!!!! what is this world of ours coming to. We need prayers!!!! so……..so………sad. May their little souls find eternal rest with their Heavenly Father and God have mercy on their earthly father.

    1. C Bauer says:

      Why would you wish mercy on him? What’s wrong with you?

      1. Land says:

        lol because that’s what Jesus instructed us to do! Your idea of handing him over to an angry mob is exactly the kind of thing Iranians would do.

      2. Iranian Pete says:

        Jesus? That dead rabbi? News flash, Skippy: not all of us follow that silly WWJD idiocy.

      3. Shocked says:

        maybe if the world did live by the WWJD (What Would Jesus Do) standard, we wouldn’t be reading about these tragedies!

  4. Ionce' says:

    So did they find the children with him or with the grandparent?

  5. Lou says:

    The little boys, age 3 & 5, were pronounced dead at Childrens Med Center. Original news reports stated they were in critical condition, but later came the sad news neither had survived.
    The most vicious act anyone involved in a domestic dispute can do to “get” the other person, is use children who are products of the relationship, as a form of retaliation. It creates a lifelong pain & a neverending reminder of who had the final say. What a shame this POS didn’t resist the PD & wind up being shot.

  6. shay says:


    1. angelfriend says:

      Hell yes…because he belongs in hell

  7. KJM says:

    I would just like to say that this is such a sad, sad story. these babies never got a chance. I mean right out of the gate, they never had a chance. the man that should have been protecting and taking care of those beautiful young babies somehow lost it and at that point the playing field wasn’t level. God only knows how much rage I had in my heart. and I know that I am not alone. But my rage was multiplied greatly when I learned about the Dallas county constable who was flagged down by the children’s mother after she escaped. I think his response was no less criminal than the animal that killed these babies. And they should be sharing jail cells. This so called officer of peace, took an opportunity to help and save these young children’s lives and simply flushed it. I just wonder come payday, will he be able to cash that paycheck with a clear conscience, knowing that he didn’t do the job that he under oath swore to do and did not do.

  8. City says:

    … a bit too much ASSuming going on here … lets get the whole story before we shame/tar and feather the constable – if he failed to respoind accordingly – it will shoe up. Wanna see cop misbehaviour? Take a look at Fullerton, California. Now that needs investigation.

  9. KESHA says:


  10. willie hines says:

    we have too many LAZY law enforcement personnel working for us. they are not to lazy to write you a traffic ticket, but are too DAM lazy to help a person being murdered.

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