March 11, 2014 12:00 pm -

The 8-year-old found a loaded 20-guage shotgun and shot his cousin who was visiting him.

Braison Howard, 3, was killed instantly, neighbors said, at a home in Eureka near Richland Chambers Reservoir. It’s about 15 miles southeast of Corsicana.

Braison had just finished breakfast, his mother told News 8, and went outside to play with his 8-year-old cousin when the adults heard the gun blast.

Just before going out, the 8-year-old had asked to play with a BB gun, but the adults refused to give it to him, the victim’s mother said.



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