July 21, 2013 in Region

Felon flees after 4-year-old boy shot, killed

Associated Press
 

SEDRO-WOOLEY, Wash. — Police say a convicted felon is on the run after a 4-year-old boy died today 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 today. 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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