Man in 4-year-old's shooting death appears in court

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MOUNT VERNON, Wash. - Trevor Braymiller appeared in Skagit County Court Tuesday morning after turning himself in to police Monday afternoon following a manhunt in connection with a 4-year-old boy’s shooting death in Sedro-Woolley.

 He has not been charged with any crimes yet, but is being held for investigation of several felony charges, including first- or second-degree manslaughter, unlawful possession of a stolen firearm and unlawful possession of a firearm. 

He also had an outstanding warrant for failing to appear July 10 on an additional weapons possession charge.

Police said after his girlfriend’s son was shot, Braymiller fled.  He is a convicted felon and is not allowed to possess or be around firearms.

Authorities first believed the boy’s gunshot wound was not self-inflicted and were searching for Braymiller in a homicide investigation.

But an autopsy performed on Monday revealed that the boy’s gunshot wound was self-inflicted.

Braymiller is being held in the Skagit County Jail on $750,000 bail.  Prosecutors have until Thursday afternoon to file charges.

Because Braymiller has not been charged, the judge would not allow KIRO 7 to show his face, though during the search for Braymiller, police had released his photo.