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.
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.