Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Dad's shooting death dims search for missing infant daughter (Siskiyou County, California)

Daddy Drama bullshit, and now the "missing" baby is most likely dead.

Dad is identified as MATTHEW GRAHAM.


Dad's shooting death dims search for Baby Ember

By Katherine Cavazini updated1:38 PM EDT, Tue July 14, 2015

•Father of missing 6-month-old Ember Graham shot dead Monday in an officer-involved shooting
•Police say they have little hope of finding Ember alive following her father’s shooting death
•‘He was the only person who last saw baby Graham and we believe knew the whereabouts of baby Graham,’ police say

The father of missing 6-month-old California baby Ember Graham was shot and killed in an officer-involved shooting on Monday morning, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department confirmed on Facebook.

Matthew Graham, 24, was spotted by police while traveling in a vehicle he was suspected of carjacking. Graham eventually fled the vehicle, and shots were exchanged between him and officers who were attempting to take him into custody, CNN affiliate KRCR-TV reported.

#The shooting occurred around 7:45 a.m. in Dunsmuir.

On Saturday, authorities issued an arrest warrant for Graham on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and a felony probation violation order. Police alerted the public that Graham should be considered “armed and dangerous.”

Graham made headlines following the recent disappearance of his 6-week-old daughter Ember Graham. The baby girl was reported missing from her father’s home in Happy Valley on the morning of July 2. Graham called 911 just before 5:30 a.m. and said he last saw his daughter around 10:30 p.m. the night before and when he woke up the next morning, Ember was missing from her crib.

Police reported that Graham gave investigators several inconsistent statements surrounding his daughter’s disappearance. Authorities also said he “showed very little remorse for the disappearance of his daughter.”

The day after he reported Ember missing, Graham was booked into the Shasta County Jail for a felony probation violation. He was released from custody on Wednesday.

The Los Angeles Times previously reported Graham fled on Saturday after authorities told his relatives that they discovered a pacifier along a roadway in the Ono area.

That same day, police said Graham failed to report to the probation department as required.

Graham’s mother then reported to authorities that her son stole her cellphone, cash and a semi-automatic handgun from her purse.

Graham was never charged with any crimes related to the disappearance of his daughter. #Following Graham’s death, investigators say they have little hope of finding Ember alive.

“He was the only person who last saw baby Graham and we believe knew the whereabouts of baby Graham,” Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko said Monday, the Los Angeles Times reported. “Unless this investigation finds a note or some documentation that he left behind…we may not be able to ever find her.”

Approximately 70 searchers and K-9 teams were in the area of Ono on Sunday searching for Ember.

Anyone with information about the disappearance of Ember Graham is urged to call the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Hotline at (530) 229-8209. .