12-year-old Parker County shoots father, himself in plot to run away with minor: police

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A 12-year-old girl found in Parker County with a gunshot wound to her head shot herself to death after attempting to kill her father in a plot in which she conspired with another minor from Lufkin, according to a press release from the Parker County Sheriff’s Office.

Both the girl and her father have been hospitalized and authorities have not commented on their condition. The minor from Lufkin has been arrested and charged with criminal conspiracy.

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The sheriff’s office said they responded to a residence in northwestern Parker County about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday where they found the 12-year-old on the street atop a gun. Her father was at the family home with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Both were taken to hospital by plane.

The girl had been planning to kill her family and pets for weeks while she was in contact with another girl from Lufkin, the sheriff’s office said. The other girl also planned to kill her father, but fell through. The girls decided that after killing their families, they would run away to Georgia together.

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Authorities have not identified either girl nor the father who was shot, citing policies to protect the identities of underage suspects.

The sheriff’s office said the investigation is still in its early stages, but “information on this case will be limited.”

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