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Monday, March 12, 2012

[WA] 7 year old daughter of police officer accidentally shot and killed by her brother

7-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER OF MARYSVILLE POLICE OFFICER DIES AFTER SHOOTING: The young daughter of a Marysville police officer died Sunday after her sibling shot her a day earlier with a gun found inside the parents' van.
Seattle Times
Sunday, March 11, 2012
[Excerpts] A Marysville police officer's 7-year-old daughter, who was wounded Saturday afternoon when her sibling fired a gun that was inside their parents' van, died at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle early Sunday... "At this time we are all extremely concerned for the well-being of one of our department family members," Marysville Police Chief Rick Smith said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family." The shooting happened inside the vehicle near Stanwood City Hall, in the 10200 block of Highway 532. The children's parents were nearby when the gun went off... The [Snohomish County] Sheriff's Office, which is investigating the shooting at the request of Stanwood police, said Sunday morning that its investigation is continuing and that no further information would be released until early this week... [Full article here]

Mar 11, 2012
[Excerpts] The 7-year-old daughter of a Marysville police officer has died after she was shot accidentally by her brother in the officer's van on Saturday, officials said. Police said the two children were alone together in the officer's parked van when the boy found a loaded gun that had been left in the glove compartment... The injured girl was rushed to Providence Hospital in Everett, as medics administered CPR. She later was taken to Harboview Medical Center in Seattle, where she died early Sunday morning, said Lt. Brent Speyer of the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office... It was not known whether the gun was the officer's duty weapon or a personal firearm. The age of the boy who pulled the trigger was not released. Detectives from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit are handling the investigation. [Full article here]

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  1. Benevolent fund established for 7-year-old daughter of Marysville officer shot by sibling
    Seattle Times
    Posted by Christine Clarridge
    March 14, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    The Marysville Police Department says it has been overwhelmed with requests from people who want to help the family of the officer who lost his 7-year-old daughter to a bullet fired by one of his other children.

    Jenna Carlile, of Camano Island, was fatally wounded on March 10 when she and her siblings were in the family’s car parked outside the Stanwood City Hall. The parents had stepped outside for a few minutes and one of Jenna’s younger sibling’s found the gun in the glove box and shot the older girl.

    She died the next day at Harborview Medical Center. Marysville police Cmd. Robb Lamoureux said the girl’s father, police officer Derek Carlile, is a highly respected and well-loved member of the police force and that the girl’s death was devastating not only to his immediate family but the young officer’s police family as well.

    In response to inquiries, the department has established a benevolent fund at Opus Bank to assist with the child’s medical bills and burial costs.

    Donations may be deposited at any branch in Marysville, Arlington, Everett, Lake Stevens or Snohomish or can be mailed to: The Jenna Carlile Fund, Opus Bank, 815 State Ave., Marysville, WA, 98279


    By Associated Press & KOMO
    Published: Mar 12, 2012
    The Marysville police officer whose daughter was fatally shot Saturday has been placed on paid administrative leave during the investigation...

    The Everett Herald
    By Rikki King Herald Writer
    updated 3/13/2012 1:15:59 AM ET
    Marysville police are asking the community for compassion and patience after an officer's child was fatally shot by her sibling Saturday afternoon...

  3. PROBE INTO SHOOTING DEATH OF MARYSVILLE POLICE OFFICER'S 7-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER WILL TAKE TIME - WASHINGTON STATE, March 20, 2012 - Jenna Carlile and other children were alone in the family van when one of her siblings reportedly found a loaded handgun and fired it. She was struck and later died from her injuries. Investigators believe the girl's parents, Marysville police officer Derek Carlile and his wife, had parked their van near a friend's art gallery just before the shooting... There were four children. Police won't say how many were in the van at the time of the shooting...

    4 CHILDREN IN CAR WHEN GIRL FATALLY SHOT BY SIBLING, March 20, 2012 - There were four children under the age of 8 inside the vehicle where the daughter of a Marysville police officer was fatally shot by a sibling earlier this month, according to information released today by the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. Jenna Carlile, 7, of Camano Island, was inside the vehicle with her three younger siblings on March 10 when one of the children apparently got ahold of their father’s handgun and shot Jenna... Though early reports indicated that Jenna’s younger brother had been handling the gun when it went off, sheriff’s investigators will not say which child is responsible for the death that’s been ruled a homicide. Officer Derek Carlile and his wife were outside of the vehicle...

    GUN USED IN WA SHOOTING WAS NOT COP'S DUTY WEAPON - March 20, 2012 - STANWOOD, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say the gun used in the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old police officer's daughter belonged to that officer and was not issued by his department... Once they complete their investigation, detectives will forward their case to prosecutors.

    UPDATES IN INVESTIGATION INTO DEATH OF MARYSVILLE POLICE OFFICER'S DAUGHTER - March 20, 2012 - STANWOOD - ...The Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office determined the cause of Jenna's death was a gunshot wound to the torso, and classified her March 11 death as a homicide... It has been confirmed that four children, one boy and three girls all under the age of seven, were in the vehicle at the time of the shooting. All the children were members of the Carlile family, and the weapon involved in the shooting was personally owned by the father of the children...

  4. Praying for the family. I have kids and can only glimpse into how complete the pain and heartbreak of this tragedy is. My hope is that through Jenna's death, that can't be reversed whether I post here on the blog or don't, maybe others will feel the pain too and never make the same errors... and make Jenna's death bring forth maybe life for another child or other children. Something good out of somehthing so horrible. God loves us. God knows.


  6. That's a good question and I look forward to an answer if someone has it. Today I heard about the other couplee on the news. The mom is still in jail but dad bonded out. They ran in the store for a quick minute and their son undid his child seat they say, and killed himself.

    I AM NOT hoping anyone goes to jail. This is so horrible I can't imagine. But why one couple is charged and the other is not - in the same time frame and the same state - is a good question.

    I'm really sorry to all involved. Though I don't have a gun in my house (because of my kids) this could have happened to so many people. Personally, I'd rather see the one couple NOT be charged that ask that the other couple ALSO be charged. There is no criminal intent at all. There has to be some other way to send a message to the community.

    Mar 28, 2012
    The mother of a 3-year-old boy who shot and killed himself with a gun he found in the family car pleaded not guilty to a second degree manslaughter charge. In court Wednesday, a judge ordered Jahnisha R. McIntosh, 22, held on $15,000 bail. The man who owned the weapon, 23-year-old Eric B. Vita, also pleaded not guilty to a second degree manslaughter charge and his bail was set at $25,000. Investigators say McIntosh's son, Julio Segura-McIntosh, shot himself in the head with Vita's handgun after Vita and McIntosh stopped for gas in Tacoma on March 14... MORE: http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Adults-jailed-in-connection-with-boys-shooting-death-144628945.html

  7. Snohomish County prosecutors get report on death of cop's child
    Seattle Times
    By Christine Clarridge
    Saturday, April 21, 2012
    [Excerpts] Marysville police Officer Derek Carlile was on his way to a wedding with his wife and four young children March 10 when they stopped in Stanwood to drop off something for his wife's employer, according to a police report. Carlile and his wife were standing outside their Volkswagen van, talking to her boss, when they heard a "pop"... Carlile, a Camano Island resident who has been with the Marysville department since 2009, has been on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, according to Marysville police. Jenna was a student at Utsalady Elementary School on Camano Island. She was the second of four children shot within seven weeks in Washington state and one of two involving the child of a law-enforcement officer... Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist has filed second-degree-manslaughter charges against two people in a case in which a 3-year-old boy, Julio Segura-McIntosh, found a gun and accidentally shot and killed himself March 14 in Tacoma. Lindquist said Jahnisha McIntosh, 23, and her boyfriend, Eric Vita, 22, were criminally responsible for leaving McIntosh's son in a car with a handgun within reach without adult supervision.On April 10, the 10-year-old daughter of a decorated Spokane police officer was shot in the leg with her father's duty weapon. Officer Barry O'Connell, an 18-year police-department veteran, is on paid leave while police investigate the shooting...

  8. something in this story does not smell right.


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