Kent police find car suspected to be involved in fatal drive-by shooting of infant

KENT -- Police said Monday they have found and impounded a car suspected to have been involved in the April 16 drive-by shooting that killed a 1-year-old girl in the back of her parents' car.

No arrests have been made.

Police said they actually found two cars thought to have been in the area at the time of the shooting, but they determined, after processing, that the second car was not the one they were seeking.

Investigators are saying the second vehicle (see pic below), still believed to be that of a Pontiac Grand Am with the burned-out passenger side brake light, is still outstanding. Investigators are again asking for the public’s assistance with locating this vehicle.

One-year-old Malijah Grant died after being shot as she rode in a car with her parents. Another car had pulled up alongside them near the intersection of Lake Fenwick Road and Reith Road in Kent and two people inside opened fire. Grant was in the back seat of the car.

Investigators are asking if there are additional witnesses or people with information to call 911, or contact the Kent Police Department tip line at 253-856-5808.

Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound is also offering a cash reward of $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and charges of the suspects involved. Call the hotline anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at