A Colton, California grandmother, Nicole Darrington Clark, 43, did the unthinkable on Monday morning when she stabbed two grandchildren and their mother, who is her daughter. After the stabbing occurred, Clark fled the scene and the mother of the two children called 911 for help.
Patty Williams, a neighbor, observed the children’s mother and said, “She was stabbed everywhere.” Williams went on to say the responding officer wasted no time waiting for first responders. Instead, he loaded the victims into his police car and drove them to the emergency room, according to The Press-Enterprise.
One of the children, a 6-month-old baby girl, died from stab wounds. The other child, also a girl, and her mother suffered multiple stab wounds. They were rushed to an area hospital, where they are currently listed in critical condition.
The incident took place shortly after 9 a.m. at an apartment complex located in the 1400 block of East San Antonio Drive. Authorities believe the grandmother, her daughter, and the two granddaughters all lived together at the residence. No motive for the stabbing has been established at this time.
Police are actively searching for Clark. Cpl. Ray Mendez with the Colton Police Department said the suspect is a black female who stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds. She is believed to be driving a 2013 black, four-door Hyundai Sonata.
Mendez went on to say Clark is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about the stabbing incident or the whereabouts of Nicole Darrington Clark are encouraged to call the Colton Police Department directly at 909-370-5000 or to call 911.
By Trixie Dillwood
Photo Courtesy Colton Police Department