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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