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Mason County girl shoots dad with a hunting bow, deputies say
Posted by Queenie Wong and Susan Gilmore
Update, 10:20 a.m., Thursday, May 26, 2011:
A 15-year-old Mason County girl is in custody after she allegedly shot her father with a bow and arrow. She reportedly shot him after he grounded her and took away her cellphone.
The incident happened about 8 p.m. Wed. in the Tee Lake area of Tahuya. The girl lived alone with her 35-year-old father, according to Mason County Sheriff’s Det. William Adam.
“He was doing some parental discipline. She was doing something he didn’t approve it,” Adam said. He said the man was shot with a compound bow, using an arrow with multiple razor-sharp blades. He said the girl had her own bow and was a deer hunter.
The man was shot in his torso and he was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, Adam said. After the man was shot in the hallway of the home, he crawled out a window, got in his car and drove 1/3 of a mile to the nearest neighbor, who called for help.
The girl was despondent when apprehended at the scene and has medical issues, Adam said. She was taken to a hospital and will be sent to the Mason County Juvenile Detention Center. She may appear in court Friday.
The girl’s mother lives out of state, Adam said.
Original post, 11:40 p.m., Wednesday, May 25, 2011:
A 35-year-old man from Mason County was in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center on Wednesday night after his teenage daughter shot him with a hunting bow, according to the Mason County Sheriff’s Office.
The father earlier had grounded the 15-year-old and taken away her cellphone, Mason County sheriff’s spokesman William Adam said.
The teenager shot her father in the torso around 8 p.m. at their home in the Tee Lake area of Tahuya. She then prevented her father from calling for help, Adam said.
The man crawled out of his house and called 911 from a neighbor’s home. He was airlifted to Harborview.
The teenager fled into the woods but was found by the SWAT team in less than half an hour, Adam said. She will be held at the Mason County Juvenile Detention Facility.