Days after a 4-year-old girl was shot in the leg in an Oakland apartment, the city's police department said officers are looking for a 19-year-old man who is wanted in connection with the shooting.
A photo of Lamarion Griffin was released by police on Friday in the hopes that the public will help point cops in the right direction to find him. No other information about his possible whereabouts was released.
Police did not say how Griffin may be connected to gunfire inside an apartment building near 68th Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard on May 31. They declined to provide details about what led to the shooting.
The girl, named "Dream," is recovering at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, her mother told KTVU.
"She's progressing amazing," said her mom, who requested anonymity. "She has physical therapy She was able to get out of bed for the first time today. She was walking around for the first time today. She was walking around the hospital room. A little pain, of course,"
There is a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest in the case.
Dream was shot in a bedroom of the apartment when her mother went to the kitchen, her mom said.
Dream's mom said she did not know there was a gun in her home, but that it must have been brought there by Griffin.
"I wouldn't have a gun in my house with my kid, especially within reach," she said. "I don't live like that."
She said Griffin is the younger brother of her friends and that he had been living with her.
"Cause his mom put him out. He needed somewhere to go That's just what it was," she said. "Me being a good person got me in this messed up situation."
Griffin's mother Felicia Gordon told KTVU that she's spoken to her son and that he will surrender to police on Monday.