MCSO: 13-year-old boy shot near Wickenburg, dies at hospital

WICKENBURG - Maricopa County Sheriff's officials said they are working to determine whether or not charges will be filed in the shooting death of a 13-year-old boy.

Brady Baker had just turned 13 on July 20.

Officer Chris Hegstrom of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office told ABC15 that Brady was flown to Phoenix Children's Hospital with life-threatening injuries after he was shot Friday at the home of a friend near Wickenburg.

The child was on life support over the weekend before succumbing to his injuries on Sunday, MCSO said.

The family at the home where Brady was shot says their 19-year-old daughter has been dealing with a stalker. That's why the family bought a gun as a safety precaution.

MCSO says even though the shooting appears to be an accident, the case is still under investigation and charges could still be filed.

Mike Wallace, a close friend to the Baker family, says he's watched Brady grow up.

"He was a neat little kid. He went around on his skateboard," Wallace said. "He was a good kid."

Wallace says Brady leaves behind two older sisters and his father, Rob.

The case remains under investigation.

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