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VA Deputy Mistakes Daughter for Intruder, Shoots Her

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LOUDON COUNTY, VA (NBC) -- A sheriff's deputy mistook his daughter for an intruder during the early morning hours Tuesday and shot her.

Police say Loudoun County Sheriff's Deputy Easton McDonald was getting ready for work at his Frederick County, Virginia home around 3:30 a.m. when he heard his alarm sound.

He heard a banging sound coming from inside the garage, grabbed a weapon and fired it when he saw a figure approaching him, according to a report from WHAG-TV. Police say that turned out to be his 16-year-old daughter, who had sneaked out the night before and had been in the process of sneaking back when she was shot in the torso.

McDonald then called 911 and advised he was taking his daughter to the hospital himself, but he later crashed his car and again called 911. An ambulance responded, and his daughter was hospitalized in stable condition.

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