Man facing firearms count in shooting death of girl, 3




PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a man has turned himself in to face a firearms charge in the shooting death of a 3-year-old girl in Pittsburgh.

Public safety officials said 40-old Paul Parrish surrendered Friday afternoon. He's charged with being a felon illegally in possession of a firearm.

Police said 3-year-old Yasha Ross of Coraopolis was shot March 12 in a home in the Mount Washington neighborhood and later died at Allegheny General Hospital.

The public safety department said the shooting remains under investigation, but it's possible that the child "may have accidentally shot herself."

Police said the gun belonged to an acquaintance of Parrish. Court documents don't list a defense attorney who could respond to the charge and a listed number for Parrish couldn't be found Saturday.
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