An Amber Alert was issued in Missouri after a 15-year-old was abducted in Kansas City, said officials.
Brajean Sledge was abducted from her grandfather’s home on Thursday. Police are still searching for her as of Friday.
She was abducted after a shooting, and “a juvenile may be in immediate danger as a result of the incident,” according to the AMBER Alert website MissingKids.com.
“The suspect, who may be with the party in danger, should be considered armed and dangerous. He is described as a black male between the ages of 18 and 20 years old,” the website said. He was last seen wearing a gray hoodie.
KCTV5 reported that the 60-year-old grandfather was shot inside his home on Elmwood and 27th Street. He was taken to a hospital in serious but stable condition.
“We believe she is with the shooting suspect and we believe she is also in danger,” said Kansas City Police Officer Jake Becchina, describing the situation. “They were last seen northbound from here in a 2017 KIA forte license plate MB5 G5B.”
Neighbors said they heard gunfire.
“If I was the parents, I would be worried as well,” neighbor Montay McKinney said. “I know it’s a tough situation for the family. I send my condolences.”
Sledge goes by several different aliases, according to KCTV5, including, Brajaean Sledge, Brajean Sweeten, Bre-Shawn, Brayshawn, Brajean, and Rayshawn. It’s not clear why.
“We have many many department resources actively searching right now all over the city. We are utilizing every resource that we have to find this vehicle, the suspect, and this missing girl,” Becchina told KSHB.
Police haven’t given further details on the matter.
If anyone sees the suspect, victim, or vehicle, they are urged to call 911 right away.
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