Police: Man accidentally shoots, kills girlfriend during hug

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by Tami Hoey

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 2, 2013 at 9:20 AM

PHOENIX, Ariz.  -- A hug between a woman and her boyfriend turned deadly after police say the man accidentally shot and killed her during that embrace. 

It happened Tuesday morning at a Phoenix home near 86th Avenue and Camelback Road. Police said the 18-year-old man had a handgun in his waistband when he hugged his 24-year-old girlfriend.

Police said the man moved to take the weapon out of his waistband because it was bothering his girlfriend and when he did, the gun went off and the woman was struck by a bullet.

She was rushed to the hospital but was later pronounced dead.

The case will go to the Maricopa County attorney's office for review.

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