1-year-old killed while in crib in Compton identified

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Thursday, February 11, 2016
1-year-old killed while in crib in Compton identified
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Autumn Johnson, 1, was killed in a gang-related shooting, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016.

COMPTON, Calif. (KABC) -- A 1-year-old girl killed after being shot in the face while inside her crib in Compton was identified as Autumn Johnson.

Autumn was in her crib inside a home in the 300 block of Holly Avenue near San Marcus Street when a male suspect exited a vehicle and opened fire at the garage, which was a converted apartment around 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Deputies said the male suspect jumped back inside the vehicle and his accomplice drove off. After Autumn was shot, her father rushed her to a nearby hospital where she later died.

The sheriff's department said it's looking for a blue, four-door, newer model Chevrolet Impala in connection with the shooting. Officials stated the shooting appeared to be gang related.

During a press conference on Wednesday, Compton Mayor Aja Brown announced a $25,000 reward will be approved by city council for information leading to the arrest of the suspect and his accomplice.

A GoFundMe account was set up for her and so far, nearly $600 has been raised. Her account can be accessed at gofundme.com/8kr3bc75.

Anyone with information was asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. Callers can remain anonymous.