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Jaiden Calloway accidentally shoots, kills self

10:04 AM, Feb 25, 2013   |    comments
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By Camille Williams

HOUSTON (KPRC/NBC) - A 4-year-old Houston, Texas boy accident shot and killed himself Sunday after finding his father's gun, according to authorities.

"When the officers arrived here, they found the father of the child carrying the child," said Detective Fil Waters with the Houston Police Department. "He had called 911, and apparently the child had been shot one time."

Waters said both the father and the paramedics performed CPR, but 4-year-old Jaiden Pratt Calloway was later pronounced dead at the scene.

According to police, the father, 21-year-old Marquiez Pratt, ran into his apartment after handing Jaiden off to police. Authorities said they chased him and arrested him inside the apartment.

Investigators said they found marijuana, cocaine, scales, drug paraphernalia and a shot gun inside the home. According to authorities, Pratt said that he burglarized drug dealers to provide for his son and had stolen the gun.

Read more on KPRC's website.

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