Parker County, Texas – According to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office, a 12-year-old girl and her father are recovering from gunshot wounds after she and a friend conspired for several weeks to murder their families.
The sheriff’s office stated in a press statement that the incident occurred around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday at a residence in northwest Parker County. According to officials, deputies discovered the 12-year-old girl laying in the street with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the head.
The Parker County Sheriff’s Office reported that her 38-year-old father was discovered with a gunshot wound to the abdomen inside the family’s residence. Both were airlifted to nearby hospitals.
The adolescent is thought to have shot her father, fled the scene, and then shot herself, according to sheriff’s investigators. “A firearm was discovered underneath the juvenile suspect,” adds the press release.
According to the sheriff’s department, the 12-year-old intended to murder her family and pets for several weeks. She had been in communication with a juvenile girl from Lufkin who, like her, intended to murder her father but did not follow through.
The duo then intended to flee together to Georgia, according to the sheriff’s office.
Lufkin Police are also conducting an investigation.
“It makes no difference whether they reside in a tiny village or a large city. Unfortunately, such occurrences are possible, said Jessica Pebsworth, director of communications for the city of Lufkin “I will say that this case is an excellent opportunity to educate parents of the need of knowing who their children’s friends are, whether in the classroom, on social networking apps, Snapchat, TikTok, or gaming platforms.”
Lufkin Police are also conducting an investigation. Investigators with the Parker County Sheriff’s Office have charged a youngster from Lufkin with criminal conspiracy in relation to the plotting of the murder plot.
Due to the injuries, the age of the kids, and the sensitivity of the issue, Sheriff Russ Authier of Parker County stated that information on this case will be restricted.
Authier stated that the investigation into the situation is in its first stages.