Man Charged After Boy, 6, Accidentally Shoots Self

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CLINTON, Md. (AP) — Prince George’s County police have charged a man after a 6-year-old boy accidentally fatally shot himself after finding a loaded gun in a children’s backpack.

Raymond A. Brown, 20, was arrested after Monday’s accident. He is charged with reckless endangerment and was held on $45,000 bond.

Police say the boy, whom they refused to identify, pulled the gun from a children’s Spiderman backpack and shot himself in the chest. The incident occurred at the boy’s great-grandmother’s home in Clinton, where the boy lived and Brown stayed.

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