Father of Boy Killed in Bay Area Fire Sought in Connection to Death

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A screen shot from a video posted by the Vallejo Fire Department shows how neighbors tried to help extinguish a fire that killed a 5-year-old boy on May 22, 2016.

Vallejo police are searching for a father who they say purposely ignited a fire that killed his 5-year-old son and injured other family members on Sunday.

Darrylone Shuemake Sr., 53, is wanted in connection with the death of his son, Dayleon Seil-Shuemake.

“He is on the run,” Vallejo police Lt. Jeff Bassett told reporters at a news conference Monday. “He is expected to be dangerous.”

Authorities said Shuemake intentionally set fire to his family home in the 800 block of Stella Avenue, trapping his son inside.

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