GARY, Ind. (AP) — Police say a 20-year-old Indiana man shot and killed his young daughter in front of her relatives and then shot himself in the head.
Gary Police say Cordell Richardson was supposed to turn over his 19-month-old daughter, Eboni Richardson, to family members in a restaurant parking lot Thursday night but shot her in the chest and then turned the gun on himself.
Police department spokeswoman Gabrielle King says Richardson and his daughter were rushed to Methodist Hospital, where the girl was pronounced dead. Richardson was expected to survive.
Gary police and prosecutors did not immediately respond to phone messages Friday seeking comment.