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Boy fatally shot while trick-or-treating

A twelve-year-old boy was shot and killed by an ex-convict firing an assault rifle from his residence Friday evening while trick-or-treating.

Quentin Patrick, 22, is accused of killing T.J. Darrisaw, 12, after the boy approached the home on Halloween. Darrisaw, accompanied by his father and brother, who were hospitalized but later released, suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the head, according to CNN.

Patrick was taken into custody, according to the New York Times, and charged with murder with three counts of assault and battery with the intent to kill. Another woman was taken into custody after police caught her fleeing the scene.

The woman was later identified as Erika Pee, 19, and was spending the evening with Patrick with her infant child.

The family was returning from a Halloween celebration in downtown Sumter, South Carolina when they traveled to Patrick's home, stating that the front porch light was on.

The children were dressed in Halloween masks as the father trailed the trick-or-treaters, while Darrisaw's mother was driving behind them.