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    FL - Mother shoots daughter, mistaking her for intruder

    ST. CLOUD, Fla. — Police in central Florida say a mother mistook her daughter for an intruder and shot her to death.

    St. Cloud police Sgt. Denise Roberts said Wednesday the mother was asleep when she heard someone enter her home late Tuesday.

    The mother told police she heard footsteps approaching quickly so she fired a single shot. She then discovered the person was her 27-year-old daughter.

    The daughter was taken to a hospital where she died.
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    Do mother and daughter live together?

    How hard would it be to feign sleep and make this look like shooting an intruder?

    I wonder if that loaded weapon was always by her side.

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    Had the same questions bluesneakers by the time I got to the end of the article, along with did mom shoot through a closed door or an open door? Even if the door was closed, she must have known someone was on the other side in order to shoot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodland View Post
    Had the same questions bluesneakers by the time I got to the end of the article, along with did mom shoot through a closed door or an open door? Even if the door was closed, she must have known someone was on the other side in order to shoot.
    I assumed open door and in the dark, because she heard her approaching and managed to hit her with only one shot.

    . Sources tell WESH 2 News the mother is a dispatcher with a local law enforcement agency.
    http://www.wesh.com/news/woman-fatal...e-say/37190014

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    Am I the only one who would just holler "Who is it? I have a loaded gun."
    If it is an actual perp odds are that they will be scared off.
    If it is your daughter/sister/mother/father/brother/son/other family member they will identify themselves.
    I cannot imagine just shooting because you hear footsteps in your house!

    Then again I don't live alone so it's not unusual....
    But still, I can't imagine shooting without establishing there is a threat.
    Maybe that's why I've never seen the need for a gun.
    By the time *I* would be willing to use it, wouldn't be much help to me anyway.
    (I don't trust myself much obviously.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsFacetious View Post
    Am I the only one who would just holler "Who is it? I have a loaded gun."
    If it is an actual perp odds are that they will be scared off.
    If it is your daughter/sister/mother/father/brother/son/other family member they will identify themselves.
    I cannot imagine just shooting because you hear footsteps in your house!

    Then again I don't live alone so it's not unusual....
    But still, I can't imagine shooting without establishing there is a threat.
    Maybe that's why I've never seen the need for a gun.
    By the time *I* would be willing to use it, wouldn't be much help to me anyway.
    If you live alone, and you hear someone coming into the home, I can see why you would not call out. The element of surprise is an important defense thing.

    I think it was the daughter who should have called out. At the very least she should have called her mom before entering the home. I have a key to my daughters apt. I would never enter at night when she was asleep. I would call and tell her I was coming in before hand.
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    Some insightful posts ^.

    I wonder whether
    - Dau lived w Mom in that home.
    - Mom & Dau were on good terms.
    - Dau had key or alarm-access code to home.
    - Dau knew Mom had a gun.

    Regardless of answers to ^ above, sad, sad, sad.

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    Her step dad lived in the house, so obviously the bio dad didn't. Step dad is in law enforcement. Step dad called 911 but didn't mention gun shot and said she collapsed because of heart condition.
    http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/...istakin/nptHY/
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    Quote Originally Posted by katydid23 View Post
    If you live alone, and you hear someone coming into the home, I can see why you would not call out. The element of surprise is an important defense thing.

    I think it was the daughter who should have called out. At the very least she should have called her mom before entering the home. I have a key to my daughters apt. I would never enter at night when she was asleep. I would call and tell her I was coming in before hand.
    Mother didn't live alone. She lived with her husband (who is in law enforcement) and is a step-dad of the daughter. He was in the home and supposedly sleeping. He is the one who called 911 but didn't even mention the gun shot. So this mother was so scared but she didn't wake her husband (who is in law enforcement, so presumably fully capable of defense) yet shot at the supposed intruder. I personally think that's a bit peculiar (to say the least).
    Just my opinion

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    Maybe not peculiar if Mom and Stepdad were sleeping in separate rooms?
    If Mom had to pass the "intruder" to get to stepdad?
    Definitely weird a cop didn't mention the gunshot though.
    You'd think he would have heard it or seen evidence of it when doing first aid...


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    Quote Originally Posted by MsFacetious View Post
    Maybe not peculiar if Mom and Stepdad were sleeping in separate rooms?
    If Mom had to pass the "intruder" to get to stepdad?
    Definitely weird a cop didn't mention the gunshot though.
    You'd think he would have heard it or seen evidence of it when doing first aid...
    If mother and step-father are sleeping in separate rooms, and she hears someone in the house, how does she know she isn't shooting at the step-father? Why exactly would she think there was an intruder in the house as opposed to step-father walking around?
    And from what the article says, not only he doesn't mention the gunshot, he claimed daughter collapsed because she had heart problems.
    Just my opinion

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    Part of being responsible with a gun in your own home is to say something before shooting. We have loaded guns in our bedroom. If I'm up in the middle of the night and my DH gets startled, he doesn't grab a gun and start shooting. He says "Deb?"

    Seems like we hear stories like this at least once a year. And I want to say, the last time, IIRC, it was also a LE officer who shot his own Daughter. Sad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsFacetious View Post
    Am I the only one who would just holler "Who is it? I have a loaded gun."
    If it is an actual perp odds are that they will be scared off.
    If it is your daughter/sister/mother/father/brother/son/other family member they will identify themselves.
    I cannot imagine just shooting because you hear footsteps in your house!

    Then again I don't live alone so it's not unusual....
    But still, I can't imagine shooting without establishing there is a threat.
    Maybe that's why I've never seen the need for a gun.
    By the time *I* would be willing to use it, wouldn't be much help to me anyway.
    (I don't trust myself much obviously.)

    This is me exactly. I would be too cautious with a loaded gun, to the point where it wouldn't really help me in a surprise attack situ.

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    This story is a bit fishy. Hopefully more info will clear things up, here, but it sounds "off".

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladygator View Post
    Part of being responsible with a gun in your own home is to say something before shooting.
    No need to give a warning if you live alone and don't have people walking in unannounced.

    If you live with others then yes, being responsible means doing a family head count OR calling out. That is also why folks have super bright lights on their home defense weapons (to identify and also blind targets).

    The story does sound very fishy.

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