Gun fires in struggle between Kettering teen, dad

A Kettering teenager is in police custody after a gun went off inside a house tonight during an argument with her dad.

Police were called around 8:45 p.m. to a house in the 1500 block of Bauer Avenue.

“There was a struggle over the firearm and a round went off,” Kettering police Sgt. Bob Green said.

The struggle and gunfire happened during a domestic dispute, but Green would not say what the argument was about or if the girl, 17, had intended to shoot her father. The bullet did not hit anyone. Three people were in the home at the time of the incident, including the girl and her father.

“By the time we got there, her father had unloaded the gun and had her under control,” he said.

Police took the handgun and ammunition from the home, the sergeant said.

The teen, who’s had no prior incidents with Kettering police, faces an attempted felonious assault charge and will likely be taken to a juvenile detention facility. Additional charges may be filed as police continue to investigate, Green said.

FIRST REPORT

Police are responding tonight to a report that a 17-year-old girl fired a gun at a family member inside a house.

The incident was reported around 8:45 p.m. in the 1500 block of Bauer Avenue. According to initial reports, the shot missed and the girl was being restrained while police responded.

We are working to confirm details and will update this report.

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