A 28-year-old man was in jail Sunday after police said he fatally shot his 26-year-old girlfriend in Lakewood.
The man told police the gun went off accidentally about 3:15 p.m. Saturday in the 8200 block of Lake Street Southwest, police spokesman Chris Lawler said.
The man was booked into the Pierce County Jail on suspicion of domestic violence-related first-degree murder.
Investigators are still figuring out what happened.
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The woman’s name was not released Sunday, pending notification of family. The News Tribune does not generally name suspects until they have been charged with a crime.
Further details were not immediately available.