Independence mother says Amber Alert should never have been issued for her child

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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- "I don't even understand how the Amber Alert even got out. I really don't. You know, as far as I'm concerned, there shouldn't have been one out because my baby was protected," said the mother of little Syncere Lee Valliant.

The baby was recently at the center of an Amber Alert, which was sent out by Independence Police on Tuesday before being lifted a few hours later after police found the child and his mother were safe.

The woman police thought was abducted with her son is now revealing more information on the incident.

The child's mother said she did not know police were looking for her and Syncere until mid-afternoon when she got several phone calls and text messages from concerned friends and family.

FOX 4's Shannon O'Brien spoke with the woman at her Stoney Brook Apartments home where the incident began.

The mother did not want to be identified because the two men involved in this story are her brother and her child's father.

On Tuesday, the woman's brother, Freddy Outley, told FOX 4 the suspect, Robert Valliant, burst into her apartment, shot him, and then took her and the child by gunpoint.

Now, that woman said Outley's account is not what happened, and spoke to FOX 4 to set the record straight.

"I want the truth out. I want everything that happened in this house to be ... the truth. No lies, no nothing," she said.

She said Syncere's father, Robert Valliant, stopped by around 8:30 a.m. to see his son. Outley was also there at the time.

She said the two men began arguing, which escalated when Outley went to get a weapon from the closet.

"I seen Rob put my baby down, go into his jacket which was in the room. That's when he brought out his gun," she explained.

The two men then began wrestling over the gun and it went off, she said. The bullet grazed Outley in the shoulder. When they realized he had been shot, the woman said Valliant stopped and tried to help him.

"He went up to my brother, 'let me see.' You know, 'let's go to the hospital. Let's go to the hospital,'" she recalled. "My brother didn't want to go to the hospital. He refused multiple times."

She said that's when she left with her baby and Valliant willingly.

"No gun was ever pointed at my face. You know, no gun was ever pointed at me in the car. The way from Independence all the way to Kansas City, there was still no gun in play. All he said was, 'just get me out of here,'" she said. "There was one time I did say I did not want to go and that was outside at my car. My son was already in that car, I said, 'you know what? Suck it up. I'm going.'"

Outley eventually did get medical attention, and he was arrested after getting that medical attention. His sister said he had outstanding warrants.

Police were still looking for Robert on Wednesday.

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