Ohio father fatally shoots daughter after mistaking her for intruder, police say

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Published: Dec. 30, 2021 at 12:05 PM EST
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Police say a man fatally shot his 16-year-old daughter in the family’s Ohio home after he mistook her for an intruder.

Authorities say the mother called 911 after the shooting in Columbus around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday and said the father had shot at someone he thought was breaking into the house after the security system was activated.

In a recording of the 911 call, the father asks his daughter what she was doing, and both parents beg for Janae Hairston to wake up.

The daughter was taken to a hospital and was pronounced dead a short time later.

No charges have been filed.

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