Father shoots and kills 3-year-old daughter and himself in Charles County, officials say

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A man and his 3-year-old daughter were found dead in a pickup truck Sunday in Charlotte Hall after authorities say he shot and killed her before turning the gun on himself.

The Charles County Sheriff's Office said they were called to Gilbert Run Park at 13140 Charles Street in Charlotte Hall around 7:35 p.m., where they found the bodies of 33-year-old Brian Davis and his biological daughter Maddie Davis, along with a handgun, inside the truck.

Brian Davis had court-ordered visitation rights with Maddie but was supposed to have her back home Sunday by 6:30 p.m. Family members said they became worried when Brian missed the deadline and they started looking for him and Maddie. Both father and daughter are from Charles County.

The sheriff's department said that Detective Brion Buchanan is currently investigating the murder-suicide.

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