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Houston 4-Year-old Dead in Accidental Shooting - Dad Arrested

Posted on the 25 February 2013 by Mikeb302000
Local news reports with video

It’s the kind of story no one ever wants to hear.
Houston Police are investigating the death of a child in northwest Houston.
Apparently 4-year-old Jaiden Pratt was spending the weekend at his dad’s apartment on Northborough Drive off west Rankin Road when he accidentally shot himself in the stomach.
His dad, 23-year-old Marquez Pratt, is now facing some pretty serious charges.
Homicide Detective Fil Waters with the Houston Police Department said the police found the father carrying the child outside after the incident. At this time, police are not entirely sure about all of the circumstances surrounding the shooting.
Tensions ran high as crowds gathered in the apartment complex, trying to understand what happened.
One thing’s for sure, it’s a heartbreaking story without a happy ending.

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