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Police ID boy, 6, who shot himself in Clinton

Thursday - 4/12/2012, 5:58am  ET

CLINTON, Md. - Prince George's County police have identified the 6-year-old boy who accidentally shot and killed himself.

Authorities say Amari Markel-Purrel Perkins found the gun in his Clinton home and shot himself in the chest on Monday.

On Tuesday, police charged 20-year-old Raymond A. Brown with reckless endangerment. Brown also lived in the home on Arbutus Lane.

Authorities say Brown brought the gun into the home and stashed it in a Spiderman backpack.

Police had said that they would not release the boy's name, but they reversed that decision.


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