A young boy is dead in what is being considered an apparent suicide after firing a single bullet into his head earlier this week. Samuel Epps, 11, of San Tan Valley, Arizona, was home with his father and three siblings Tuesday evening when, after getting into an argument over his chores, he ran off and locked himself in the house’s master bedroom. Moments later, he reportedly turned a gun on himself and fired. ‘Initial information indicates that Samuel had been asked to complete some chores and he became upset,’ Pinal County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Tim Gaffney said in a news release. ‘Samuel went into the home’s master bedroom and a short time later a single gunshot was heard by other family members.’ According to NBC 12, investigators believe that Samuel used an off-duty weapon belonging to his father, who is a supervisor with the Arizona State University Police Department.


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