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Fitz Edwards: Bronx dad charged with arson after fleeing with kids

Cops arrested a man one day after they said he fired a shot at the mother of his children, set her apartment on fire, then fled with their two kids.

Cops arrested a man one day after they said he fired a shot at the mother of his children, set her apartment on fire, then fled with their two kids.

29-year-old Fitz Edwards of the Bronx is facing a slew of charges including robbery, assault and arson.

Police said Edwards fired a shot at the mother of his children, a 26-year-old woman, near Barker and Adee Avenues around 5 a.m. Sunday, but the bullet missed her. According to cops, Edwards then snatched up the couple's 2-year-old and 5-year-old, and set the woman's apartment on fire.

From there, Edwards is accused of walking three blocks to Magenta Street and Bronx Boulevard before stealing a car at gunpoint. Cops later found the abandoned car at East 128th Street and Park Avenue.

Edwards was arrested and charged today. Police said the children were not harmed.