Authorities in Ohio say a 16-year-old high school girl was fatally shot by her father after being mistaken for an intruder.
The event occurred in Canal Winchester, roughly 15 miles from Columbus, in the early hours of Wednesday morning, Dec. 29.
A 911 caller reported that someone had been shot in their home after the security system went off at 4:30 a.m., according to police. The caller has been identified as the teen’s mother, who can be heard on the recording telling investigators that her daughter was shot in the garage by her father, who mistook her for a burglar.
The audio of the conversation captures both parents’ amazement and grief as they plead with Janae Hairston, 16, to wake up.
She was taken to Mount Carmel East Hospital, but she died an hour later from her injuries.
Police are investigating the case and are expected to forward it to the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office, but it was not immediately clear if charges would be filed.