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Dad turns himself in after starting blaze that killed 5-year-old son, Bay Area police say

Dad turns himself in after starting blaze that killed 5-year-old son, Bay Area police say

A father surrendered to Richmond authorities Wednesday after police accused him of intentionally setting fire to his home and killing his 5-year-old son, officials said.

Darrylone Shuemake Sr., 53, called the Richmond Police Department about 11:30 a.m., saying he was at San Pablo and Barrett avenues and wanted to turn himself in, Vallejo police Capt. John Whitney said in a statement. Richmond police went to the location and arrested him.

He later was transported to the Vallejo Police Department, where he talked to detectives.

Shuemake had been on the run since Sunday, and Vallejo police Lt. Jeff Bassett warned that Shuemake likely was...

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