Arrest made in deadly shooting of 1-year-old Compton girl

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man has been arrested on suspicion of killing a year-old girl who was shot as she slept in a crib in a Compton, California, home.

Police say Ray Howard Patterson, 23, was arrested Monday on suspicion of murder and remains jailed without bail.

Autumn Johnson was shot in the face on Feb. 9. Authorities say the gunman got out of a Chevrolet Impala and fired at least five shots at a converted garage where the child lived with her parents.

Investigators said they believe the gunman was shooting at the baby’s 24-year-old father, who is an acknowledged gang member.

Authorities are still looking for the driver of the car.

Officials offered $75,000 in rewards for information leading to the girl’s killers. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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