6-year-old Iyla Johnson was allegedly killed by her father on Sunday before he turned the gun on himself in an apparent murder-suicide in Ohio.
The preliminary investigation shows that her father, Eric Johnson, 40, shot her to death before turning the gun on himself after a dispute occurred over custody of the girl, police say.
Around 11:40 a.m., police were dispatched to an apartment complex in Mount Healthy, Ohio, regarding a dispute involving a custody exchange, according to a press release from the Mount Healthy Police Department.
When police arrived, they attempted to gain access to a bedroom in the apartment after hearing a gunshot, but the door was barricaded from the inside. The SWAT team arrived on scene and forced entry into the bedroom.
There they discovered 6-year-old Iyla Johnson and Eric Johnson dead from gunshot wounds.
According to the release, Eric was a convicted felon who was prohibited from possessing a firearm.
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