UPDATE: Sedro-Woolley police say a convicted felon is on the run after a 4-year-old boy died of a gunshot at his home.
The Skagit Valley Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1bCLFkj) police are treating the shooting as a homicide.
Police believe 25-year-old Trevor Braymiller is armed and dangerous. Braymiller is a convicted felon and is not allowed to have firearms.
Police first responded to calls of a child shot early Sunday.
Lt. Lin Tucker says Braymiller was a father figure to the child, although not his biological father.
The boy was transported to Skagit Valley Hospital but was pronounced dead there.
Tucker says the house where shooting occurred is well known to authorities. In 2011, police conducted a drug raid there. They have also seized firearms from Braymiller before.
SEDRO-WOOLEY, Wash. (AP) - A 4-year-old boy has died after shooting himself with a gun, and officers are searching for the gun's owner who ran off with the weapon, Sedro-Woolley police said. Officers were called to a home on Township Street around 7 a.m. for report of a child shot. When officers arrived, they found a 4-year-old wounded from a self-inflicted gun shot, said Lt. William Tucker. However, the gun's owner, who lived in the home but was not the boy's biological father, ran off with the weapon, Tucker said. Officers and police dogs are now searching the neighborhood. Meanwhile, the child was rushed to Skagit Valley Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police are now talking with the boy's mother to find out what happened, but Tucker didn't release any other details on how the shooting occurred.