Oklahoma Teen Shot by Mother While Sleeping Dies, Officials Say

November 7, 2018 Updated: November 7, 2018

Officials in eastern Oklahoma said a 16-year-old girl died after her mother allegedly shot her while she slept.

Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Investigator Duston Todd said Kloee Toliver, “succumbed to her injuries” on the night of Nov. 6, The Associated Press reported. Kloee was declared brain dead several days ago. However, she was kept on life support so her organs could be donated.

“It is with sad news that we must confirm that on the evening of November 6, 2018, 16-year-old Kloee Toliver succumbed to her injuries received during the events that transpired on November 1, 2018 at her Nuyaka residence,” reads a statement from the Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Office to KFOR.

Her mother, Amy Hall, said she shot her daughter on Nov. 1 at their home in Okmulgee, and she also fatally shot her 18-year-old son, Kayson Toliver. She also tried to shoot her 14-year-old, officials said.

“She kind of talked [Hall] down,” Todd told People magazine of the 14-year-old, who escaped to the bathroom. “That is heroic to face somebody like that who tried to kill you.”

Kayson’s friend called the police to the home at 6:30 a.m. “This is something they all woke up to,” Todd said.

“This seems like a spur-of-the-moment thing,” he told the magazine. “No one was expecting it. Everybody was surprised.”

Hall then left the family home and was involved in a miles-long high-speed chase with police before she was apprehended, Todd said.

She was charged on Nov. 2 with first-degree murder and other charges. Hall’s next court date is Nov. 29.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Hall initially told police that she didn’t know why she shot her children, People reported.

The Tulsa World reported that Hall initially stated “family” when she was questioned by police about whom she shot. “When asked for names, (Hall) only replied she didn’t wish to speak their names, but advised the victims were ‘kids’, ages 16 and 18,” investigators said in the affidavit.

Hall also said she wanted to kill all three children, but her youngest “interrupted the plan,” officials said.

‘Tragedy’

“Any event like this is a tragedy,” said Okmulgee Police Chief Joe Prentice, as reported by KFOR. “Almost 33 years on this job, this is the second scene I’ve been to where children are the victims at the hands of a parent. It’s exceptionally tragic.”

Local reports indicated that Kloee was a cheerleader and Kayson played football. “We’ve grown to know the kids and the coaches in Beggs with many years of playing football with them and so they are our football family,” Ericka Carter, who knew the two, told KTUL.

“This is very devastating because everybody has some connection to the school, the kids involved,” said Kevin Gibson, a local pastor. “It makes it a very difficult time.”

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