Man arrested, charged in shooting death of 9-year-old in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A man has been arrested and charged in connection with the shooting death of a 9-year-old in Philadelphia's Logan section, according to court documents.

Syiede Booker, 35, has been charged involuntary manslaughter, endangering welfare of child, recklessly endangering another person, unsworn falsification, tampering with evidence and obstructing justice in Rajib Ingram's death.

Police say a Ingram was shot once in the face inside a home on the 5900 block of North 20th Street on Tuesday night. He was found in the back bedroom of the home.

Officers rushed him to Albert Einstein Medical Center where he later died.

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On Wednesday, officers found a handgun behind the home and believe it's involved in the deadly incident.

Sources told Action News that it appears Ingram accidentally shot himself while handling the gun.

Sources also said Booker is the live-in boyfriend.

Booker is being held on more than $1 million bail.

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