WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) – Authorities say a Virginia deputy sheriff shot his 16-year-old daughter after mistaking her for an intruder, then crashed his car as he rushed her to the hospital.
According to media reports, the teenager was in stable condition at a Winchester hospital.
Capt. Donnie Lang of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office says a security alarm sounded at about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Winchester home of Easton McDonald, a sergeant with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. He says McDonald, responding to the alarm, saw the dark shape of a person advancing through the garage door and fired.
Emergency responders took the teenager to the hospital after McDonald crashed into a barricade. McDonald was not injured.
Loudoun sheriff’s spokesman Kraig Troxell says McDonald is on administrative leave pending an internal investigation.
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