Man Shoots 8-Month-Old Son in Head While Sleeping

Seattle, Washington – A 35-year-old Washington state man has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder for the alleged killing of his 8-month-old son. Dion Lamar Montgomery is accused of shooting his infant son in the head while he slept in his crib, before deceiving his wife by claiming he had fired blanks. The incident occurred on May 8 in the 3000 block of 21st Avenue West.

Prior to the shocking act of violence, Montgomery reportedly fired multiple shots at two individuals on the street outside his home, for no apparent reason. This unprovoked attack led to additional charges for first-degree assault and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Upon receiving a call about the shooting, police and firefighters arrived at the scene, where they found the adult female witness who informed them that the child had been shot. Tragically, the 8-month-old child, identified as Alaisea Matai Montgomery, was pronounced dead by emergency responders. The area was subsequently secured while Homicide and Crime Scene Investigation Units took over the investigation.

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy, determining that the cause of Alaisea’s death was a single gunshot wound to the head. Court records obtained by the Seattle Times provided additional disturbing details about the incident.

This devastating case sheds light on the tragic consequences of domestic violence within families. The accused, Dion Lamar Montgomery, will face the legal repercussions stemming from his actions, and the community is left grappling with the senseless loss of a young child’s life. As the investigation continues, authorities are working to gather all the evidence necessary to bring justice for the victim and his grieving family.

In a state with strict gun control laws, incidents like these highlight the ongoing debate surrounding firearm possession and the need for effective measures to prevent such tragedies.

Authorities are urging anyone with information about the case to come forward and assist in the investigation.