A Kansas girl who was the center of an AMBER Alert last week is safe, according to police. The suspect who reportedly abducted her is still on the run.
The Kansas City Star reports Brajaean Sledge, 15, walked into a Kansas City police station shortly before 6 p.m. on Saturday. She’d been missing since Thursday after an armed suspect shot her grandfather at a home off of Elmwood Avenue. Police indicated Brajaean was unharmed.
Initially, police thought the teen had been abducted and issued an AMBER Alert. On Friday, however, as CrimeOnline previously reported, the alert was canceled after authorities confirmed that they weren’t positive they were dealing with an abduction. The suspect, 18-year-old Anthony King, reportedly knew Brajaean previously and police now think the girl left with him willingly.
Neigbors reported seeing Brajaean leaving the scene in her grandfather’s 2017 Kia Forte, with a young male driving the vehicle. The car was later found abandoned in south Kansas City.
“She is talking with detectives now and the investigation into the shooting and robbery is ongoing tonight,” said Sgt. Jacob Becchina, a Kansas City police spokesman.
Meanwhile, the girl’s grandfather is recovering in the hospital and said to be in “stable but serious” condition.
Authorities are still searching for King. He’s described as a black male standing 5 feet 8 inches tall. He weighs about 140 pounds.
Anyone with information regarding King’s whereabouts is urger to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).
[Feature Photo: Brajaean Sledge/Kansas City PD]