Two teenaged girls were killed and another girl was seriously injured after a police officer crashed into their apartment in the suburb of Akari.
Police say 19-year-old Janaa Abdo was driving a stolen vehicle with her father and sister when they were stopped by Akari police at about 1:45 a.m. on Friday.
The officers stopped the vehicle and a struggle ensued, according to a statement from the police department.
After police tried to arrest Abdo, the girl was found dead inside the vehicle.
Police say she had been shot.
Police were called to the apartment complex after Abdo’s mother called 911.
Officers found a female teen, 17-year, lying on the ground, bleeding from a gunshot wound to the neck, according the statement.
The victim, who had not been identified, was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Police did not say how long she had suffered from the gunshot wound, but said she was shot multiple times and died at the hospital.
Police said the girl’s mother, 25-year old Janao Abdo of Akaris, had also been arrested on suspicion of driving with a suspended license and had also not been arrested.
Abdo is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.
The statement said that officers responded to the scene because they were called by a family member of the deceased.
It did not elaborate on the nature of the family member.
The girl’s father, a police official, told CBS News that the girl and her sister were “two different kids” who were not getting along.
Police spokesman David Stokes said that after the officer was shot, the officers returned fire, striking Abdo.