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Woman, 19, Fatally Shot in Argument; Father Dies of Self-Inflicted Wound

February 07, 1988|Associated Press

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — An argument between an Army staff sergeant and his daughter was fatal to both when the woman was shot and the sergeant apparently turned his gun on himself, authorities said.

Mary A. Posey, 19, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her father, Sgt. Robert L. Posey, 39, of Memphis, Tenn., was taken to the base hospital, where he died late Thursday, Air Force spokeswoman Sgt. Lora Wray said.

The shooting took place in an argument between Posey and his daughter, reportedly over her late return from a night school class, said Kern County Sheriff's Senior Deputy Richard Dixon. He said the gun used in the shooting was owned by Posey, and not a military weapon.

The deaths were under investigation by the Office of Special Investigations at Edwards.

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