Daughter, 22, shot by dad who says he mistook her for intruder

Akron dad shoots daughter, thought she was a burglar
Published: May. 11, 2017 at 4:15 PM EDT|Updated: May. 11, 2017 at 7:40 PM EDT
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AKRON, OH (WOIO) - An Akron father shot his daughter early Thursday morning, apparently mistaking her for an intruder, Akron police said.

According to her father Kerry Bever, his 22-year-old wasn't supposed to be home. He thought she was house sitting somewhere else.

Shortly before 1 a.m. officers responded to a shooting in the 1400 block of Onondago Avenue. The 42-year-old dad said he heard someone entering his house and in the kitchen. When he yelled to see who was there, he says no one responded.

The resident could see a shadowy figure, thinking it was an intruder, he fired a shot at the person.

The person in the kitchen turned out to be his daughter. She was transported to Akron City Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

"In the side, in the side, she's shot," he told a 911 dispatcher.

Lt. Rick Edwards said no decision has been made on possible charges.

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