CA - 1 year-old child fatally shot in face while inside her crib in Los Angeles

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  1. los2188

    los2188 North Carolina Tar Heels..your NCCA Champs!!

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    Autumn Johnson
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    Compton, California -
    There were about 10 gun shots — crack, crack, crack — and then a woman’s scream.

    “They shot my baby. They shot my baby.”

    A man came running outside, clutching an infant in his arms. Tears slicked his cheeks, a witness told the Los Angeles Times.

    The baby girl was named Autumn Johnson, according to NBC Los Angeles, and she later died at the hospital from a gunshot wound to her head. She was just a week past her first birthday.

    “It looks like somebody drove up and were shooting into the house at somebody else and the baby caught a stray round,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. John Corina told KTLA of the Tuesday night shooting in Compton, Calif. In a statement released early Wednesday, the sheriff’s department said that the shooting appears to be gang-related.

    Shootings are still too familiar in this city south of downtown Los Angeles, which has tried to move past its reputation as a byword for bloodshed. Fourteen people were shot and killed there in the past 12 months, according to a Los Angeles Times database — that’s roughly one death for every 7,000 people, more than twice the rate for Los Angeles County at large.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...ing-shot-in-the-face-while-lying-in-her-crib/
     
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    kimi_SFC New Member

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    2 Sought in Slaying of Baby Struck in Head By Gunfire From Outside Compton Home | NBC Southern California
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    During the initial call, deputies responded to a report of gunfire at 7 p.m. When they arrived, they found the child with a gunshot wound to her face.

    Deputies rushed the baby to the hospital in their patrol car.
    [...]
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    http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/baby-shot-face-compton-hospital-holly-avenue-368263811.html via @nbcla

    The responding officers are to be commended for putting Little Autumn first! They weren't willing to wait for EMS, they transported her to the hospital themselves!!

    This NEVER should happen to our children!
    :tears:


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  4. CanManEh

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    Im utterly speechless ... RIP Little Angel .....
     
  5. MsFacetious

    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

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    so sad... Also have to wonder what is meant by referring to the father as 'somewhat cooperative' I speculate that is in reference to him admitting to be a gang member himself, but maybe he has a better idea of who is responsible for taking his daughter's life than he is admitting to. Such a sick world we live in. JMO.

    More at link:
    http://fox11online.com/news/nation-world/gunfire-that-killed-baby-likely-aimed-at-gang-member-father
     
  7. J4cknsal1y

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    http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/88975527-story

    some more detailed info at the above link.



    i hadnt seen his name released in the other articles I read although this is only a 1st name.

    bbm-i wonder if this is meant literally or just more of a figure of speech?

    Lots more at link
     
  8. kimi_SFC

    kimi_SFC New Member

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    Flyer

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    And images from J4cknsal1y's link:

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    :tears:

    #JusticeForBabyAutumn

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    kimi_SFC New Member

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    LATimes:
    Compton 1-year-old killed in crib: 'They shot my baby. They shot my baby'
    http://fw.to/W7UitHf


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    Gunfire that killed baby likely aimed at gang member father
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    My innocent baby got shot for nothing,” the tearful Wandick, who is pregnant, told TV reporters. “I appreciate anybody and everybody who’s helping try to find who did it.”
    [...]
    http://wp.me/p5hgGs-1iZ8 via @kron4news


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  11. rosie_lee

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    http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/l...369883831.html?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_LABrand

    A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the killing of a 1-year-old girl in Compton, who was hit by an errant bullet in her crib last week, authorities said.

    Ray Howard Patterson was arrested Monday in connection with the Feb. 9 killing of Autumn Johnson, online booking records show. He was being held without bail and had a court date set for tomorrow.
    The girl was killed shot in the face and earlier this month in her Compton home.

    The news came as officials announced a $75,000 reward for information leading to a suspect.

    More at link...
     
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    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/...urce=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&dlvrit=649324

    Los*Angeles County prosecutors on Wednesday declined to file charges against a 23-year-old man arrested earlier this week on suspicion of killing 1-year-old Autumn Johnson in Compton, a district attorney's spokeswoman said.

    Prosecutors have "asked for further investigation from the investigative agency," spokeswoman Sarah Ardalani said in an email.*Ardalani said the office would*not comment further.
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    Evidently they did not have enough evidence according to the Prosecution.

    I hope they are able to find more factual information of who committed this crime and charge them accordingly.
     
  13. kimi_SFC

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    The NBCLA link had an embedded video posted on the link just upthread bit stated LEOs were still looking for the getaway driver and the Impala at the time Patterson was in custody.

    I can't imagine the frustration Autumn's family is feeling right now.

    :no:

    Hoping for answers and progress towards justice soon.

    :rose:


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  14. katydid23

    katydid23 Verified Juanette

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    THAT 23 YR OLD SUSPECT BETTER LEAVE TOWN IMMEDIATELY. I think he will be shot if he sticks around.
     
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    So stick around, punk...
     

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