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6-year-old fatally shot; brother charged with manslaughter

The 6 year old died of a single gunshot wound. (Photo source: Anesha Price / Facebook) The 6 year old died of a single gunshot wound. (Photo source: Anesha Price / Facebook)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

Hours after a 6-year-old was shot to death in Gulfport, his 16-year-old brother is now charged with manslaughter.

Police responded to a shooting in the 3600 block of Sabine St. around 6 p.m. Friday. When they arrived, Zaylan Sparkman was found with a single gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition, but died shortly after 7 p.m. 

During the investigation, police learned that Albert Deonta Craft, III fired the shot that killed his younger brother. 

Craft was taken into custody without incident, and is being held at the Harrison County Adult Detention Facility in lieu of a $100,000 bond. 

At this time, police say they are not releasing any further details about the investigation. 

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