Crime & Courts

Couple took her toddler to the hospital. Now the boy’s dead and the man’s wanted.

Gaston County Police are searching for a suspect in the death of a 2-year-old boy.

Kye Abdul Rashid was pronounced dead after he was taken to CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia on Sunday afternoon by his mother and the suspect, 25-year-old Marquis Julius Graham, according to police. Graham and the boy’s mother were living together with her two young children, police said.

Police have an arrest warrant charging Graham with first-degree murder. Police have not said how the boy died.

Marquis Julius Graham Gaston County Police

Anyone with information on Graham’s whereabouts is asked to call Gaston County Police at 704-866-3320 or Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak