A Missouri man charged in the death of his 17-year-old daughter shot him after she threw a bottle at him during an argument, police say.
Todd Mayes, 59, of Joplin, was charged Monday with first degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Prayer Nickelsen. No lawyer is listed for him in online court records.
According to the probable cause affidavit, Mayes was arguing with Nickelsen on the second floor of his home Sunday night when the girl threw the glass bottle.
The Joplin Globe reports that Mayes is charged with going downstairs, retrieving a 9mm pistol from a desk drawer in his bedroom, and starting up the stairs to confront his daughter just as he was coming down.
The affidavit alleges that he pulled the gun from his back when they met on the ladder and shot him in the abdomen.
Mayes went back downstairs and put the gun back in the desk drawer without even trying to help his daughter, according to the affidavit.
The girl was rushed to a Joplin hospital in critical condition and died less than 10 hours later.