WINCHESTER, Va. (August 15, 2014) A Virginia sheriff’s deputy shot his 16-year-old daughter after mistaking her for an intruder, and then crashed his car as he rushed the girl to a hospital, authorities say.
The teenager was in stable condition at a hospital in Winchester, Va., according to media reports.
Frederick County sheriff’s Capt. Donnie Lang says a security alarm sounded at around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday at the home of Deputy Easton McDonald in Winchester.
He’s a sergeant with the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.
McDonald, responding to the alarm, saw the dark shape of a person advancing through the garage door and fired, Lang said.
First responders took the teenager to the hospital after McDonald’s car crashed into a barricade.
McDonald was not injured.
Loudoun sheriff's spokesman Kraig Troxell says McDonald is on administrative leave pending an internal investigation.