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Tennessee man claims he accidentally shot his girlfriend during dispute in car, authorities say

Source: MEGA; Shelby County Sheriff's Office

Jan. 4 2022, Published 7:48 p.m. ET

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A man in Tennessee is under arrest for murder after he claimed he got into an argument with his girlfriend and accidentally shot her, police said.

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On Jan. 2 shortly before 1 p.m., sheriff deputies in Cordova, Tennessee, responded to a call about a car that had collided with a pole, WHBQ-TV reported, citing an affidavit.

At the scene, deputies learned a woman had been shot inside the crashed car. She was rushed in a private vehicle to Baptist Hospital East in Memphis, where she was pronounced dead from her injuries.

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Deputies questioned the woman’s boyfriend of two years, Bryndon Smith. According to the affidavit, Smith allegedly claimed he pulled out a gun after he and the shooting victim got into an argument and it accidentally discharged.

Smith was arrested and he faces a first-degree murder charge in connection to the incident.


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