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United States

7 April 2008

Sacramento Bee (California)

A 3-year-old boy — the son of a Sutter County sheriff's deputy — died at his Yuba County home Sunday night when he accidentally shot himself with his father's service handgun, according to police. The boy, Tyler Whiteaker, is the child of Sgt. David Whiteaker, 33, an 11-year veteran of the Sutter County Sheriff's Department and himself the son of a retired deputy. Emergency personnel arrived at the home at 9:14 p.m. Sunday, where they found that the child had... (

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