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Arizona man fatally shot by 4-year-old son

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. -- Authorities aren't expected to seek charges in the death of an Arizona man who was accidentally shot by his 4-year-old son.

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. - Authorities aren't expected to seek charges in the death of an Arizona man who was accidentally shot by his 4-year-old son.

Justin Stanfield Thomas was fatally shot Friday after he and his son traveled from Phoenix to a friend's home 90 miles away in the northern Arizona community of Prescott Valley for a surprise visit.

Prescott Valley Police Brandon Bonney said the boy found the loaded gun in the home within minutes of arrival, asked a question about it and pulled the trigger.

Thomas later died at a hospital.

Bonney said the gun should have been locked away, but that Thomas’ friend, whose identity hasn't been released, was caught off guard by the unannounced visit.

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No children lived in the house.

The child is now with his mother.

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