Police: Mom Shot Child, Turned Gun On Herself - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Police: Mom Shot Child, Turned Gun On Herself

Posted: Updated:

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - Police in coastal Florida are investigating after they say a mother shot her 17-month-old daughter and then turned the gun on herself.
    
A Sarasota police officer reported going to the family's home Sunday morning and hearing the father repeat, "She shot our baby."
    
A police report released Tuesday says authorities found 35-year-old Sarah Harnish lying face down in the doorway in a pool of blood, still holding a gun.
    
The 17-month-old baby, Josephine Boice, was lying in bed shot in the temple, but was still breathing. She later died at the hospital.
    
A police statement says the child's father returned home from a scooter ride before 10 a.m. and heard shots fired and called 911.
    
No one else was inside the home when it happened. No other details were released and it's unclear what prompted the shooting.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • National NewsMore>>

  • Man's tweet goes viral after buying 'nothing burger' at McDonald's

    Man's tweet goes viral after buying 'nothing burger' at McDonald's

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 7:59 PM EDT2017-08-23 23:59:00 GMT
    @Arikuyo@Arikuyo

    COLCHESTER, England - A man took to Twitter to document his unusual experience of using the McDonald's restaurant chain's automated menu to purchase a nothing burger.  What's on a nothing burger?  No onion No ketchup No pickles No cheese No beef patty No bun I just spent 99p for nothing from McDonald's pic.twitter.com/1OHgYTEZ3Q — Ari (@Arikuyo) August 21, 2017 @Arikuyo posted several photos of the experience, 

    More >>

    COLCHESTER, England - A man took to Twitter to document his unusual experience of using the McDonald's restaurant chain's automated menu to purchase a nothing burger.  What's on a nothing burger?  No onion No ketchup No pickles No cheese No beef patty No bun I just spent 99p for nothing from McDonald's pic.twitter.com/1OHgYTEZ3Q — Ari (@Arikuyo) August 21, 2017 @Arikuyo posted several photos of the experience, 

    More >>
  • 1-armed man arrested with machete, clown mask calls it prank

    1-armed man arrested with machete, clown mask calls it prank

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 6:05 PM EDT2017-08-23 22:05:15 GMT
    (Photo: Courtesy of Maine State Police)(Photo: Courtesy of Maine State Police)

    BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) - A one-armed Maine man accused of startling neighbors by going for a stroll wearing a clown mask and brandishing a machete says it was supposed to be a prank. Thirty-one-year-old Hollis resident Corey Berry pleaded not guilty Wednesday to criminal threatening and weapons charges. Police say Berry was intoxicated but cooperative when they arrested him last month. They say he had a machete taped to the 

    More >>

    BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) - A one-armed Maine man accused of startling neighbors by going for a stroll wearing a clown mask and brandishing a machete says it was supposed to be a prank. Thirty-one-year-old Hollis resident Corey Berry pleaded not guilty Wednesday to criminal threatening and weapons charges. Police say Berry was intoxicated but cooperative when they arrested him last month. They say he had a machete taped to the 

    More >>
  • Report: Northwestern crew member who drowned couldn't swim

    Report: Northwestern crew member who drowned couldn't swim

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 5:48 PM EDT2017-08-23 21:48:19 GMT
    instagram.com/nucrewinstagram.com/nucrew

    CHICAGO (AP) - A member of Northwestern University's crew team who drowned in April after falling overboard during a practice didn't know how to swim. Illinois State Police investigated freshman Mohammed Ramzan's death and interviewed a teammate who said Ramzan revealed his lack of swimming skills a few days before his death. The information was contained in a state police report obtained by the Chicago Tribune under a Freedom of Information Act request. 

    More >>

    CHICAGO (AP) - A member of Northwestern University's crew team who drowned in April after falling overboard during a practice didn't know how to swim. Illinois State Police investigated freshman Mohammed Ramzan's death and interviewed a teammate who said Ramzan revealed his lack of swimming skills a few days before his death. The information was contained in a state police report obtained by the Chicago Tribune under a Freedom of Information Act request. 

    More >>