A 3-year-old girl died after her father tried to drown her and her siblings in an apartment complex pond, police said Wednesday, NBC News reported.
Durham Police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said the girl died three days after her fully submerged body was pulled from the pond by an off-duty Durham County sheriff's deputy.
Alan Tysheen Eugene Lassiter is currently charged with three counts of attempted murder for trying to kill the girl, her sister and their 7-year-old brother. Lassiter is jailed on a bond of $2 million and is awaiting a court hearing next month.
Lassiter's 5-year-old daughter was also rescued from the pond, but she was found floating and has been released from the hospital, police said. The 7-year-old boy got away from Lassiter and ran for help, police said.
Lassiter initially told passers-by whom he flagged down at the Audubon Lake apartments Sunday night that he thought his son had been kidnapped and needed help finding him, apartment complex manager Sylvia Scott said Tuesday. It wasn't until later that Lassiter told Scott and a 911 operator that he'd thrown his 3- and 5-year-old daughters in the pond, Scott said.