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July 23, 2013 at 1:26 PM

Sedro-Woolley man could face manslaughter charge in child’s shooting death

Trevor Braymiller, the felon who sparked an overnight manhunt after his girlfriend’s 4-year-old son accidentally shot himself, has been booked into the Skagit County Jail on a 72-hour investigative hold, prosecutors said today.

That means prosecutors have until Thursday afternoon to determine what charges, if any, Braymiller will face.

According to Trish Johnson, a senior deputy prosecutor with the Skagit County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Braymiller is being held on investigation of manslaughter, unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm. Braymiller had recently served time on a drug conviction, police said.

Police say that Braymiller, 25, a convicted felon, fled the home in the 1000 block of Township Street after Dwayne Kerrigan accidentally shot himself early Sunday. Police initially thought the fatal shooting was an accident, but then began to investigate it as a homicide and a manhunt was launched for Braymiller, according to Sedro-Woolley Police Chief Doug Wood.

An autopsy, however, concluded that the boy accidentally shot himself, and Braymiller turned himself in on Monday, police said.

Police said Braymiller is not the child’s biological father but was a father figure to the boy.

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