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Police: Washington state mom fatally shoots teen calling 911

December 19, 2018

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a Washington state mother in the fatal shooting of her 14-year-old daughter.

KCPQ-TV reports that the girl was calling 911 as a domestic dispute erupted Tuesday night between her mother and father at their home in Renton.

The 52-year-old mother reportedly confronted the girl as she was calling for help, opening fire while the teen was on the phone.

Police say the father discovered the mother inside the home even though she had recently lost a custody battle and was not supposed to be there.

The mother, who hasn’t been identified, is now being held on a first-degree murder charge at the King County Jail.

No one else was hurt.

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Information from: KCPQ-TV, http://q13fox.com/

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