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Mom: Teenage daughter mistaken for intruder by father, fatally shot

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 2021-12-31

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — 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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