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UPDATE: 14-year-old brother of East Texas child who died after being shot in head arrested for murder

According to officials, physical evidence and witness statements led investigators to arrest the child's 14-year-old brother for murder.

ATHENS, Texas — The Henderson County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in connection with a child who died after being shot in the head Saturday evening.

According to officials, physical evidence and witness statements led investigators to arrest the child's 14-year-old brother for murder.

According to the HCSO, on Saturday, Jan. 29, around 6:20 p.m. officials were called to County Road 2911 on reports of an 8-year-old being shot in the head.

When deputies arrived on scene, they found the child on the back porch and others attempting "life-saving measures."

"It was [initially] reported that the child was on the back porch when a stray bullet from a wooded area struck the child," the HCSO. "Investigators immediately began searching the area and speaking with neighbors. There were three juveniles at the residence alone when the shooting happened."

The HCSO says the child died after being taken to a Dallas hospital and the body will be sent for autopsy. 

A search warrant for the property was issued by Henderson County Judicial District 392nd Judge Scott McKee," an HCSO press release said.

The HCSO says they are being assisted in the investigation by the Henderson County District Attorney’s Office, the Texas Rangers, the Texas State Game Wardens, the Children’s Advocacy Center and Child Protective Services.

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