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Toddler, 2, killed in horror police patch-off after ‘dad shot her mum and fired more than 90 rounds’

A TODDLER was shot dead by a Missouri police officer during a hostage situation in a trailer home in Kansas, authorities have announced.

The tragic incident happened on March 26 when two-year-old Clessnn Crawford and her mother were held at gunpoint by her father, Eli Crawford Kansas This was announced by the investigating authority.

Clessnn Crawford, 2, was shot and killed by a Joplin police officer after her mother Taylor Shutte, 27, was shot dead by the toddler's father, authorities say

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Clessnn Crawford, 2, was shot and killed by a Joplin police officer after her mother Taylor Shutte, 27, was shot dead by the toddler’s father, authorities sayCredit: Facebook
Clessnn's father, Eli Crawford, 37, reportedly fired more than 90 rounds during a standoff with officers

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Clessnn’s father, Eli Crawford, 37, reportedly fired more than 90 rounds during a standoff with officersCredit: Facebook

Authorities responded to the Cherokee County home around 7:15 p.m. after a woman called 911 and asked for help with a “domestic disturbance,” the KBI said.

Eli Crawford, 37, opened the door to his trailer when police arrived and slammed it when he saw the authorities.

Police said the situation escalated when Clessnn opened the door again and her mother, Taylor Shutte, 27, ran out of the trailer.

Crawford shot the woman dead before firing over 90 rounds at four police officers who did not return fire, officials said.

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Authorities say Crawford was using multiple guns when he shot police.

Due to the high intensity, several authorities arrived at the scene, including the Joplin Police Department SWAT team.

The KBI announced this week that Clessnn was killed when a joplin The police officer fired a single shot into the trailer. Her father died from a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said.

“This is a horrific outcome of what began as a very tragic incident,” said Joplin Police Chief Sloan Rowland.

The police chief’s statement did not explain why the officer fired.

“Our heartfelt condolences go out to the affected families and the surrounding community. We ask that you pray for the victims and everyone involved,” Rowland said.

No law enforcement personnel were injured in the situation and an investigation was ongoing. The KBI said in a press release.

“We ask for the public’s patience while KBI agents finish their work. The incident is being thoroughly and independently investigated.

“Once it is complete, the results will be presented to the Cherokee County Attorney to determine if criminal charges will be filed.”

Autopsies are planned for all three family members, officials said.

Clessnn was buried on Wednesday. Her obituary described her as “full of life” with a bubbly personality.

“She was very loving and always cheerful,” it said.

“Clessnn loved Minnie Mouse, her Binky, and never missed an opportunity to dance. She talked to you for days and was the definition of “A BOSS BABY”.

“She always loved to cuddle and although she was small she was very fierce. Clessnn had the eyes of an angel and a smile that could warm anyone’s heart. There was never a dull moment around this sweet girl.”

Unfortunately, this is the latest tragedy for Clessnn’s family. As of February 2020, her eight- and six-year-old cousins ​​were reportedly Kynzee and Laynee Norris killed in a house fire.

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Her older sister and grandfather managed to escape.

The damage was so extensive that investigators could not determine the cause, but it is believed that a burning wood stove could have been the cause.

Photos show the destruction after Crawford fired over 90 shots at police after he shot Taylor, authorities said

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Photos show the destruction after Crawford fired over 90 shots at police after he shot Taylor, authorities saidPhoto credit: Cherokee County Sheriff
Crawford died from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound

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Crawford died from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot woundPhoto credit: Cherokee County Sheriff

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