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North Carolina man arrested after 4-year-old boy dies of gunshot wound

Dayshawn St. Paul Warren — who multiple sources said is the boy’s father — was charged with involuntary manslaughter and selling or giving a weapon to a minor in connection.

Police arrested a North Carolina man after a 4-year-old boy died of a gunshot wound Wednesday, NBC affiliate WCNC of Charlotte reported.

Police arrested Dayshawn St. Paul Warren — who multiple sources told WCNC is the boy's father — and charged him with involuntary manslaughter and selling or giving a weapon to a minor in connection, the station reported.

Authorities responded to the scene on Charleston Place, in southeast Charlotte, around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said in a statement. The boy was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police at the scene after a report of a person being shot.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police at the scene after a report that a person was shot.WCNC

Police said earlier that they were investigating after they walked back their initial determination that the gunshot wound was self-inflicted, WCNC reported.

Police could not immediately be reached for comment.