Police: Teen girl dies after being shot by stepfather at Clawson home

Teen was shot by her stepfather, who barricaded himself inside home, police say

A barricaded situation in Clawson came to an end Sunday after the suspect was found dead inside the home.
A barricaded situation in Clawson came to an end Sunday after the suspect was found dead inside the home.

CLAWSON, Mich. – A barricaded situation in Clawson came to an end Sunday after the suspect was found dead inside the home.

Police said the suspect, identified as a 45-year-old man, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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According to authorities, police were dispatched just after 2:30 p.m. to a home on 14 Mile Road, near Main Street and Washington Avenue, on reports of a shooting. They were joined by officers from the Troy and Royal Oak police departments.

Officers found the teenaged girl, who allegedly had been shot by her stepfather. She was transported to a hospital, where she was listed in critical condition. She later died.

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“It was a young lady involved. I did see her get carried out of the house by three cops,” said neighbor Ryan Henahan. “My understanding is that she was shot in the back.”

Police said the suspect had fled from a neighbor’s house and barricaded himself inside his own house. Police also said a neighbor, who was trying to help the teen girl, was shot in the leg and taken to a hospital.

“I believe, to my knowledge, there was a lady who lived next to me, she was shot in the knee,” Henahan said.

When police were unable to communicate with the suspect, the Oakland County SWAT team, negotiators and a psychologist were called to the scene for assistance.

Police said they were unable to make any communication with the suspect and, after several hours, the suspect’s body was found with the use of the drone.

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