Police: Va. Deputy Shot Daughter, Crashed Car

WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) - Authorities say a Virginia deputy sheriff shot his 16-year-old daughter after mistaking her for an intruder, then crashed his car as he rushed her to the hospital. According to media reports, the teenager was in stable condition at a Winchester hospital. Capt. Donnie Lang of the Frederick County Sheriff's Office says a security alarm sounded at about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Winchester home of Easton McDonald, a sergeant with the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. He says McDonald, responding to the alarm, saw the dark shape of a person advancing through the garage door and fired. Emergency responders took the teenager to the hospital after McDonald crashed into a barricade. McDonald was not injured. Loudoun sheriff's spokesman Kraig Troxell says McDonald is on administrative leave pending an internal investigation. Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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