Police: KC man shot daughter for dumping his gin

Friday, March 20, 2009 | 2:51 p.m. CDT

KANSAS CITY — A 59-year-old Kansas City man is accused of shooting his daughter when she emptied his gin bottle after seeing him drunk on St. Patrick's Day.

Prosecutors on Thursday charged William James Smith with first-degree domestic assault and armed criminal action. Police said the 26-year-old woman dumped her father's gin when she saw him intoxicated on Tuesday. Her wound was not considered life threatening.

Police said the woman told officers that after she dumped the liquor, her father pulled a handgun from his pocket and shot her in the left thigh. Smith told detectives he was trying to clear a live round from the gun when it discharged accidentally.

Smith was jailed with $250,000 bond.


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