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Toddler dies after being shot by family member

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 5:54pm

A two-year-old child died this morning after being accidentally shot by a family member.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reports that the incident occurred on Monday, January 21 at roughly 6:33 p.m. at a home located on Jean Street. We’re told Terrance Varise, 18, was playing with a handgun when it fired and shot the child, Tarvin Varise.

The child was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition. The toddler was pronounced dead in the early morning on Tuesday, January 22.

Terrance Varise was arrested and charged with Negligent Homicide. Varise is also a convicted felon, so he was additionally charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

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