Young girl commits suicide after shooting father in Tarrant County

Officials report that a 12-year-old girl who, according to police, plotted with a buddy to kill their families and flee together committed herself by gunshot.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office reports that the girl died on September 22 from a gunshot wound to the head.

According to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office, the girl and a friend in Lufkin planned to kill their family and dogs and then travel to Georgia together, but the buddy did not carry out her portion of the plot.

On September 20, deputies arrived at the family’s home in northwest Parker County and discovered a small girl laying in the roadway with an apparent gunshot wound to the head, according to the sheriff’s department. Inside the family’s residence, deputies discovered the 38-year-old father of the girl with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

Father and daughter were both hospitalized. According to the medical examiner, she died at Cook Children’s Medical Center two days later. The girl’s father was released from the hospital and is expected to recover, according to the sheriff’s office.

The second 12-year-old girl from Lufkin, who officials think was engaged in the planning of the shooting, was arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit murder last week.

Lufkin Police are also conducting an investigation.

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