Pittsburgh police have charged the stepfather of a 2-year-old boy with homicide after they said his negligent and reckless actions with a handgun caused the fatal shooting of the child this afternoon, Major Crimes Cmdr.Larry Scirotto said.
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Pittsburgh police have charged the stepfather of a 2-year-old boy with homicide after they said his negligent and reckless actions with a handgun caused the fatal shooting of the child this afternoon, Major Crimes Cmdr.Larry Scirotto said.

Stepfather charged in shooting death of boy, 2

The stepfather was identified as Harrison Marshman Jr., 30, who has been charged with homicide and reckless endangerment, police said.


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