Boyfriend tells police deadly shooting was accidential

Posted at 5:25 PM, Feb 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-14 17:25:04-05

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Police are investigating after a 24-year-old woman was shot and killed by her boyfriend who told authorities it was an accident.

According to police, the woman was shot around 1:30 p.m. inside a house on the first block of Highway Street near Cliff street.

The man told police he was cleaning his gun when it accidentally fired. The gun is registered to the boyfriend and police say he is cooperating with investigators.

Police told FOX 17 there doesn’t appear to be any history of documented domestic issues involving the couple at the home.

FOX 17 was on scene when police released the boyfriend from custody. Family members declined an interview request.

No names have been released. It is unclear if the boyfriend will face any charges.