Crime

Cops: Florida mom shot, killed daughter mistaken for intruder

Police say a Florida woman accidentally shot and killed her daughter late Tuesday night, mistaking her for an intruder.

Someone who resides in home in St. Cloud, Fla., is in law enforcement so the identities of those involved will not be released per Florida statute, according to Sgt. Denise Roberts of the St. Cloud Police Department.

Roberts would not say which household member was part of law enforcement or specify the agency.

Detectives have started their investigation into the events, which unfolded about 11:51 p.m. on Tuesday when the woman was asleep in her bed and thought she heard an intruder enter the house, according to St. Cloud police.

She told police she heard the person quickly approaching her, so she fired a single shot.

She then discovered the person was her daughter, according to police.

Emergency medical crews took the daughter to a local hospital, where she died from her injuries.

Police said the woman was also taken to the hospital for treatment.

Detectives are still investigating, but said the woman's story matches all evidence.

"At this time, the incident appears to be an accidental shooting," police said in a news release.

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