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Brown County Man Shoots Daughter, Kills Self
Updated September 29, 2015 8:10 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(HAMBLEN TWP.) - A Brown County man shot his 28-year-old daughter and then killed himself after the two had an argument over her dog.

The incident happened just after 2 a.m. Saturday at Stumpf's mobile home on Sweetwater Trail.

According to the Brown County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Mike Morris, Andrea Stumpf had recently moved in with her 58-year-old father and her stepmother and brought her dog with her. Both Christopher and Andrea had been drinking whiskey mixed with Coke and her father had also been drinking beer. They got into an argument over the dog. Andrea then allegedly picked up a peanut butter jar and threw it at her father, striking his right shoulder.

Police say Christopher then went into a bedroom, came back into the living room and pointed a .32-caliber pistol at his daughter who was sitting on the couch and fired one shot at her.

She then dove off the couch onto the floor and Christopher fired a second shot. He then walked back to the bedroom.

Stumpf's wife told police she heard gunshots in the living room and was going to assist her stepdaughter when they heard a gun fire in the bedroom and discovered Christopher Stumpf had sat on the edge of the bed and shot himself in the head.

An ambulance crew transported Christopher to meet a medical helicopter, but he died on the way. Brown County Coroner Earl Piper met the ambulance in a church parking lot and pronounced Christopher dead from a gunshot wound to the head.

Andrea was flown to Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital and was released later that day. The first bullet traveled through the woman's right bicep and into her torso. The second bullet grazed her left side.

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