Big Sad News - Father Accused Of Shooting 8-Month-Old Son While Asleep

‘Big Sad News’ – Father Accused Of Shooting 8-Month-Old Son While Asleep

In Washington state, a 35-year-old father was taken into custody this week on suspicion of shooting his 8-month-old baby in the head while the child was fast asleep in his cot and then lying to his wife about just firing blanks.

Following the death of little Alaisea Matai Montgomery, Dion Lamar Montgomery was arrested on Wednesday and charged with first-degree murder, homicide, and unauthorized possession of a firearm, according to documents obtained by Law&Crime.

Montgomery is accused of firing several rounds at two other people in an unprovoked attack on the street outside his house, just before he is said to have slain his kid. This incident resulted in two charges of first-degree assault and an extra firearm charge.

Officers responded to a report of gunfire at a house in the 3000 block of 21st Avenue West at approximately 6:30 p.m. on May 8, according to a press statement from the Seattle Police Department. First responders reported that upon reaching the scene, they spoke with an adult female who said that her child, subsequently identified as Alaisea Montgomery, had been shot.

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Upon their arrival, Seattle Fire Department firefighters declared the infant deceased on the spot. Before the arrival and takeover of the Homicide and Crime Scene Investigation Units, police guarded the area.

After doing an autopsy, the King County Medical Examiner’s Office concluded that Alaisea was killed by gunshot to the head, with homicide being the mode of death.

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The Seattle Times was able to access court records that revealed unsettling information on the incident.

Related Article: Montgomery allegedly started shooting at two unidentified individuals on Wednesday afternoon close to the intersection of 22nd Avenue West and Thorndyke Avenue West, according to reports from witnesses. The victims told police that they eventually escaped unscathed by hiding behind a car.

Roughly three blocks from the alleged site of the attack, responding police reportedly found an adult male who fit the description of the gunman. The man was ultimately recognized as Montgomery, and he was not carrying a weapon at the time.

A woman was reportedly observed running about with a pistol, prompting additional police to go to a nearby apartment complex as Montgomery was being taken into custody. The “visibly upset” woman informed police that her husband, Montgomery, had just shot and killed their infant son when they found her, according to the Seattle Times.

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The mother of the victim allegedly told detectives that she had entered the bedroom where their son was dozing off in his rocker straight from the restroom when Montgomery got home that evening, according to the Seattle Times. The mother reported hearing a gunshot a short while later.

Montgomery is said to have replied, “It was a blank,” when she questioned him about what had transpired. Montgomery allegedly left the house right before she discovered their kid, who had been shot in the eye, and she claimed to have taken the gun from him.

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Montgomery told Seattle ABC affiliate KOMO that “he had used PCP” that day and “blamed his actions on demons” in an interview with detectives, refusing to answer simple questions.

According to KOMO, prosecutors informed the court during Montgomery’s initial appearance that “in this case, we have a single shot to the head of the infant who was asleep in the rocker at the time of the murder.”

Additionally, according to the station, Montgomery was found guilty of assault, theft, having a stolen car, and trying to elude authorities between 2002 and 2013.

Montgomery is now being held at the King County Jail under a $5 million bond. He is expected to show up on May 23 for his arraignment in court.

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