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Suspect sought in shooting of toddler

| Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005

State police in Uniontown have issued an arrest warrant for a man who allegedly shot a 2-year-old Fayette County boy early Saturday morning.

According to police, Marques Anthony Moore, 24, of Uniontown, was inside the residence at 704 Woodview Terrace, North Union Township, when a handgun he was handling discharged. The bullet traveled through a wall and struck Avery Michael Fuller as he slept in his bed.

Police said the child was taken to Uniontown Hospital after the 4:27 a.m. incident, and later flown to Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh. A hospital spokeswoman said the child was not a patient at the facility last night.

Moore, described as a black male, 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 175 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes, is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and reckless endangerment.

Anyone knowing Moore's whereabouts is asked to contact state police at 724-439-7111.

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