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March 12, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Medical examiner releases name of girl, 7, fatally shot in Stanwood

UPDATE: The 7-year-old girl who was  shot by a sibling in Stanwood on Saturday has been identified as Jenna Carlile of Camano Island by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner.

After the shooting, Carlile was transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where she died Sunday of a gunshot wound to the chest.

UPDATE: The officer whose daughter was killed in the shooting is Officer Derek Carlile.  He has been with the department approximately three years, according to a news release from Commander Robb Lamoureux of the Marysville Police Department. Lamoureaux referred to the shooting as “accidental” in the release.

EARLIER POST: STANWOOD — Details remained scant Monday after the 7-year-old daughter of a Marysville Police officer died following a shooting by a sibling on Saturday.

The police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation by the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, a Marysville Police news release said Monday.

Authorities have said the children were in a parked car when one discharged a firearm found in the car, striking the girl, who later died.

The girl was a student at Utsalady Elementary School in Camano Island, where the superintendent and counselors were available on Monday to assist students grappling with the death, according to the Stanwood-Camano School District.

“Our school family is shocked and saddened by the tragic death this weekend of one of our students,” wrote Jean Shumate, the superintendent, in a news release.

The girl’s name was not released Monday because of a pending investigation, according to the Snohomish County medical examiner’s office.  That involves comparing remains to dental, skeletal or fingerprint records — standard procedure, according to an employee at the office.

Rick Smith, chief of Marysville Police, plans to comment further on the shooting at a yet-to-be-scheduled news conference, according to a release.

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