The 7-year-old girl who died after a shooting by a sibling Saturday has been identified as Jenna Carlile, of Camano Island. Jenna, daughter of Marysville...
The 7-year-old girl who died after a shooting by a sibling Saturday has been identified as Jenna Carlile, of Camano Island.
Jenna, daughter of Marysville police Officer Derek Carlile, died at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on Sunday after being transferred there with a gunshot wound to the chest, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Carlile has been with the department since 2009.
He has been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation by the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, according to Marysville police.
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Authorities have said the children were in a parked car when one discharged a firearm found in the car, striking Jenna.
In the Monday afternoon news release, Marysville police Cmdr. Robb Lamoureux referred to the shooting as accidental.
Lamoureux said after a news conference at the Police Department on Monday that the shooting has been “devastating” not only to Carlile’s personal family but to his police family as well.
“He is just an outstanding officer and a phenomenal person,” Lamoureux said. “He’s very caring about his community and about his job. He’s a hard worker and a neat person to be around.”
Lamoureux said people who know Carlile have brought flowers, cards and meals to the police department in memory of the officer’s daughter and to recognize his grief and the grief of the other officers.
Jenna was a student at Utsalady Elementary School on Camano Island, where the superintendent was present Monday.
The district sent counselors to assist students grappling with the death.
“Our school family is shocked and saddened by the tragic death this weekend of one of our students,” Jean Shumate, the superintendent, said in a news release.