A Lincoln County mother is recovering from a gunshot wound to the face and hand while her teenage daughter and that girl's boyfriend are jailed in an alleged murder plot to kill the entire family while they slept.

A Lincoln County mother is recovering from a gunshot wound to the face and hand while her teenage daughter and that girl's boyfriend are jailed in an alleged murder plot to kill the entire family while they slept.

The shooting occurred at 344714 E. Highway 18B, which is located east of SH 18. That home is located near the Sparks community.

A 15-year-old girl who lived in the home, along with her 18-year-old boyfriend, Zachary Shane Sligar, of Shawnee, have been arrested in the case, said Lincoln County Sheriff Charlie Dougherty.

Sligar and the female teenager, whose name has not been released, are jailed on three complaints of conspiracy to commit murder in the first-degree, shooting with intent to kill and assault with a deadly weapon. Formal charges have not been filed.

Deputies received a 911 call about 12:01 a.m. Friday from Sherman Crneckiy about a shooting at his address on East Highway 18B.

In that call, Crneckiy, calmly gives dispatchers his address.

“We don't know what happened – we think my wife may have just gotten shot in the face....we were just woken up by an explosion,” the caller said.

The sheriff said their first unit was on scene at 12:11 a.m., and the EMS and Fire Department was dispatched at that time for a 56 year-old female that was shot in the face and hand.

The investigation led deputies to believe the 15-year-old teen and her boyfriend “plotted a triple homicide," Dougherty said, which was supposed to occur after everyone went to bed.

According to information from Dougherty's office, Sligar was going to shoot and kill both the mother and the father of the female teen, and the 15 year-old girl was to shoot and kill her 24-year-old sister who stays in a travel trailer on the same property.

The alleged murder plot stemmed from reports that Sligar and the teen wanted to be free as a couple. Sligar told deputies that earlier that evening, his girlfriend had conversations with her mother, Beverly Diane Crneckiy, about her going through the process to become emancipated so the two could run away together, Dougherty said. That conversation ended with the mother's disapproval, the sheriff said.

Minutes before midnight, Sligar arrived at the home and met with his girlfriend, Dougherty said, and they allegedly decided to go forward with their plan.

Both were armed with handguns, the sheriff said. Sligar entered the parents' bedroom and shot at the father first and missed, Dougherty said, then shot one time at the mother, with that bullet striking her in the face and hand.

Since Sligar missed the father, Dougherty said he fled the home and returned to his residence in Pottawatomie County, where task force officers took him into custody. The teen girl stayed and was taken into custody at the home. The OSBI was contacted to assist with the scene in Lincoln County.

The mother, who was reported to be in critical condition Friday from her injuries, is expected to recover, deputies reported.

Once investigative reports are complete, they will be turned over to the district attorney's office for official review and consideration of formal charges.

Pottawatomie/Lincoln County Assistant District Attorney Adam Panter said the 15-year-old girl is likely to be charged as a youthful offender in this case because of her age.