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Family claimed 8-year-old son shot by stray bullet, now his brother charged with murder

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Feb. 4 2022, Published 2:21 p.m. ET

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An 8-year-old boy was said to have been shot in the head by a stray bullet. Now, police claim that is not the case, as his older brother is arrested in connection to his murder.

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Around 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 29, officers said they received a call in reference to an 8-year-old boy, Zayden Worley, who was shot in the head on County Road 2911 in Texas.

When police arrived at the residence, they found Worley on the back porch with people trying to save his life, authorities said.

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Worley was taken to the Children’s Hospital in Dallas, where he later died. Officials said an autopsy was conducted.

Initially, police were told Worley was on the back porch when a stray bullet from a nearby wooded area hit him, WFAA reported.

Detectives started searching the area and speaking with neighbors and determined three juveniles were at the residence alone when the shooting took place, officials said.

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They continued to investigate and gathered evidence from the scene. Officials said the autopsy determined the initial report of a stray bullet hitting Worley on the back porch was not possible.

Investigators used the evidence and statements from witnesses to determine Worley’s 14-year-old brother was a suspect.

He was arrested and charged with murder in connection to the death of his younger brother, police said.

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