TAHUYA, Wash. – A man was airlifted to the hospital after being shot in the torso with a hunting bow by his teenage daughter on Wednesday evening.
The incident unfolded at a home in the 300 block of NE Tee Lake Road in Tahuya in unincorporated Mason County around 8 p.m.
Mason County sheriff’s spokesman William Adam said the man was shot by his 15-year-old daughter after he took away her cell phone as a disciplinary measure.
The girl refused to let her wounded father use the phone, forcing him to crawl to a neighbor’s home to phone 911, Adam said.
The 35-year-old victim was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in serious condition.
The girl ran from the home with the bow and at least 35 arrows, but was later found by a SWAT team in the woods behind her house. The team surrounded the girl, and took her into custody without incident.
After she was apprehended, the girl was found to be despondent with a serious medical issue, Adam said.
She was taken to Mary Bridge Hospital in Tacoma to be checked out, and is expected to be there a few days.
Since her father is the girl’s only known family member, the girl will not be brought before any court until after being released from the hospital and medically cleared to be detained in juvenile detention