Capt Donnie Lang*Would it be accurate to say that fear is at its height right now? It was only a matter of time before the “shoot first, ask questions later” strategy came back to haunt someone.

Sadly, it has happened to this dad – a sergeant, with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia.

 When a security alarm sounded at the home of  sergeant Easton McDonald on Tuesday at 3:30 in the morning, he responded by shooting the lone-figured shadow he saw in the dark, according to Capt. Donnie Lang of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office.

But then, when the suspect screamed, he recognized her voice as his 16-year-old daughter.

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