Amber Alert issued in Brooklyn

April 16, 2008 3:08:05 AM PDT
The New York City Police Department has activated the New York State Amber Alert and is investigating a confirmed child abduction that occurred at 938 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn at about 6:11 p.m. Tuesday. The child, Shamiece Fariera, is a black female, approximately 4 months old with black hair and brown eyes. She is approximately 2-feet, 1-inch long and weighs about 15 pounds. Shamiece was last seen wearing a pink and blue shirt, with pink overalls.

The suspect, Shawn Fariera, is believed to be Shamiece's father. He is described as a black male, approximately 20 years old with black hair and brown eyes. He is approximately 6-feet, 2-inches tall and weighs about 170 pounds. The suspect was last seen wearing dark clothing.

The second suspect is also a black male, approximately 17 years old. The suspect was last seen wearing all black clothing and black bandana.

The suspects were last seen traveling on Presidents Street in Brooklyn.

Shawn Fariera, accompanied by an unknown black male, displayed a handgun at his common law wife's residence, removed his daughter Shamiece and fled on foot. When he was last seen on Presidents Street, Fariera and his daughter entered an unknown vehicle. Shamiece may now be wearing a blue Cookie Monster jump suit. Fariera's last known address is Lincoln Place in Brooklyn.

Anyone with any information on this abduction is asked to call the New York City Police Department at (866) NYS-AMBER or dial 911 to provide information on a report or sighting.


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