Police: Wash. 4-year-old shot, dies; felon flees

Police: Wash. 4-year-old shot, dies; felon flees

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Police: Wash. 4-year-old shot, dies; felon flees

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by Associated Press

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Posted on July 21, 2013 at 12:19 PM

SEDRO-WOOLEY, Wash. (AP) -- Police in Washington state say a convicted felon is on the run after a 4-year-old boy died Sunday of a gunshot at his home.

The Skagit Valley Herald reports that Sedro-Woolley police are treating the shooting as a homicide.

Police believe 25-year-old Trevor Braymiller is armed and dangerous. Braymiller is a convicted felon and is not allowed to have firearms.

Police responded to calls of a child shot early Sunday. Early reports said the child shot himself.

Lt. Lin Tucker says Braymiller was a father figure to the child, although not his biological father.

The boy was transported to Skagit Valley Hospital and was pronounced dead.

Tucker says the house where the shooting occurred is well known to authorities. In 2011, police conducted a drug raid there.
 

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