A 17-year-old girl was shot and killed at her Missouri home and now police say her father has been arrested in connection to her murder.
At the scene, police said they found a 17-year-old girl suffering from a single gunshot wound.
First responders began giving the victim aid before she was taken to Mercy Hospital in critical condition, police said.
Officers said a man was detained at the scene.
An investigation began and determined the suspect, 59-year-old Todd J. Mayes shot his 17-year-old daughter during a disturbance at the house, authorities said. He was arrested and booked into the Joplin City Jail.
Around 8 a.m. on Jan. 10, police said they were notified that the 17-year-old victim had died from her injuries.
Mayes was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action with no bond allowed, police said.
An autopsy was done on the victim and determined she died from a single gunshot wound to the abdomen, authorities said.
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