UPDATE: Missing teen now purportedly with person of interest

Brajean Sledge Still Missing, In Danger


Police said late Friday they are still searching for a missing teen, however they no longer believe she was abducted and have canceled the Amber Alert.

In a release Friday afternoon, police believe missing teen Brajaean Sledge is with Anthony King, a person of interest in the case. 

Police still believe Brajaean is endangered and are interested in her safety.

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Officials have issued an Amber Alert for a 15-year-old girl who went missing after a shooting. 

Police say Brajaean Sledge may be in danger following a shooting Thursday in Kansas City, Mo.

She's described as 5'8", weighs 125 pounds and has black hair. 

Police say Brajaean may be with the shooting suspect, who should be considered armed and dangerous. He's described as a black man between the ages of 18 and 20. He may be driving a 2017 Kia Forte with Missouri license plate MB5-G5B.

Police say the victim's grandfather was injured in the shooting. The grandfather told officers a man he didn't recognize came into his home at 5 p.m. and shot him. He is in serious but stable condition. 

Brajaean and the suspect were seen getting into the grandfather's 2017 Kia Forte and leaving. 

"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," KCPD Sergeant Jake Becchina explained.

Anyone with any information on her whereabouts is encouraged to call 911, Kansas City police or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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