Two-year-old child shot and killed

TIFTON — A two-year-old child was shot and killed after law enforcement officials say a firearm was discharged in the room the child was in.

On Thursday, September 3, 2020, the Tift County Sheriff’s Office asked the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to assist in a death investigation.

The Tift County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a child not breathing. Upon arrival at the home, deputies discovered two-year-old Mirakle Brown who was unresponsive and later pronounced dead at the scene. 

According to the GBI, preliminary information indicates that Mirakle and a six-year-old child were in a bedroom alone when a firearm was discharged, striking Mirakle in the head. The investigation remains active and ongoing.

Brown was transported to the GBI Crime Lab and autopsy results are pending.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is encouraged to call the Tift County Sheriff’s Office at 229-388-6020 or the GBI’s Regional Office in Sylvester at 229-777-2080.

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