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SHOOTING CASE: Guilty Plea For Hazelbaker

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An Ankeny father pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to the shooting death of his daughter.

Scott Hazelbaker entered a guilty plea to involuntary manslaughter at the Polk County Courthouse.

In June, police say Hazelbaker shot and killed his 18-year-old daughter Emily at their Ankeny apartment.

Investigators say Hazelbaker told them he didn’t know the gun was loaded and didn’t mean to hurt his daughter.

Sentencing for Hazelbaker is set for October 31st.