4-year-old boy shot himself; man sought in case surrenders

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Sedro Woolley HomicideSEDRO-WOOLLEY — A man sought in connection with the death of a 4-year-old surrendered Monday, while authorities said the boy died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound — not the result of a murder, as earlier believed.

Trever Braymiller, 25, called the Sedro-Woolley Police Department and told police he was in Big Lake and ready to surrender, authorities said. Police arrested him there without incident.

Braymiller was the boyfriend of the boy’s mother. Police contend it was Braymiller’s gun that the boy got his hands on.

The medical examiner earlier ruled the shooting a homicide, but authorities said Monday afternoon that it was later determined that the boy died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Braymiller, a felon, had fled a home in Sedro-Woolley, where the shooting took place Sunday. Police responded to the home after receiving multiple 911 calls about gunshots being fired. When they arrived, they found the boy had been shot in the head. He was later pronounced dead at the Skagit Valley Hospital.

Authorities had been searching for Braymiller since Sunday morning and recovered what is believed to be the gun used in the shooting Sunday afternoon.

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  • America

    What a terrible tragedy! A young child robbed of his entire life. All because this scumbag who was most likely doped up leaves a loaded gun in the reach of a 4 year old. Come on! Accident is a poor far cry description of what happened here. Irresponsibility of Low Life Scum Robs Life of Four Year Old Boy is what it should say! Completely sickening that this pathetic excuse for a human walks our earth. No one should dare claim this exuberant BS that "O he will have to live with it for the rest of his life", because he doesn't even deserve to live. This 4 year old boy was robbed of his entire life because this LOW LIFE goes to smoke a cigarette in the garage and leaves a loaded weapon with the 4 year old. Did he hand it to him and show him how to hold it up to his head and pull the trigger first. He might as well have. This loathsome, unworthy of life, dope feind, loser should get capitol murder charges. End of story!