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05-30-07, 04:12 PM #1
Officer shoots his daughter, mistaking her for an intruder, after she snuck out
STRATFORD, Conn. -- An off-duty New Haven police officer shot and wounded his 18-year-old daughter, apparently mistaking her for an intruder after she sneaked out of their Stratford home and re-entered through the basement.
Eric Scott, 41, on the New Haven force for nine years, has not been charged.
"Mr. Scott was under the impression his daughter had gone to bed for the night," town police Capt. Thomas Rodia said in a statement. "He did not expect his daughter to be outside or down in the basement."
Stratford police said Tasha Scott left her home some time late Monday to meet a boyfriend. She activated a backyard motion sensor light as she tried to enter through a basement door.
Awakened by the light, Eric Scott took his department-issued pistol, found a rear door open that he had locked earlier, then spotted someone a person moving in the basement bathroom, police said. He fired once, shooting the teen in the knee. The bullet traveled up her leg and lodged in her thigh area, police said.
Her father called 911 when he realized who he had shot, police said.
Tasha Scott was taken to Bridgeport Hospital where she underwent surgery, and was listed in critical but stable condition Wednesday morning, the hospital said.
Stratford police said results of their investigation into the shooting will be turned over to Bridgeport State's Attorney Jonathan Benedict for review.
Eric Scott has been on leave from his job since being struck by a truck while on duty in November.
New Haven police spokeswoman Bonnie Posick said that because Scott is out of work on injured status, there was no need to take any administrative action after the shooting.
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05-30-07, 09:02 PM #3GrasshopperVerified LEO
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18and still sneaking out? huh. In any case, I hope this all works out for both of them. Can't be easy on the mind of either.And Shepards we shall be,
for thee, My Lord, for thee,
Power hath descended forth from Thy hand,
That our feet may swiftly carry out Thy Command.
So we shall flow a river forth to Thee
And teeming with souls will it ever be.
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05-31-07, 04:44 AM #4
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05-31-07, 05:01 AM #5
Never like to hear stories like this. Sad, really.
05-31-07, 06:16 AM #6
Not a good story. Note to self..'check target before discharging'"Contrary to popular belief, you will not rise to the occasion, but will fall to the level of your training"
05-31-07, 03:10 PM #7
No comment.To be born an Englishman, is to be a winner in the Lottery of Life.
I've Talked the Talk and I've Walked the Walk, now I Sit the Sit!
It's not until you look at an Ant through a magnifying glass on a sunny day, that you realise just how often they burst into flames for no reason!
05-31-07, 03:15 PM #8YEAH, IM THE BERRIES, AND CHERRIES IN YOUR REAR VIEW MIRROR.
Handle every stressful situation like a dog.
Eat it, Play with it, or piss on it, and walk away!
As smart as man is, we haven't been able to invent a machine that can smell drugs or tell us where a person has walked,” Dogs are sophisticated investigative tools!
05-31-07, 06:34 PM #9
06-02-07, 11:32 AM #10Her father called 911 when he realized who he had shot, police said.
The price to pay for having that option I suppose, I hope she is ok.
06-02-07, 01:56 PM #11
whoops"That's how we roll"
06-02-07, 04:36 PM #12
06-02-07, 05:22 PM #13
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