Texas man was 'clearing' gun at home when he shot and killed his wife by accident: report

texas man was clearing out gun at home ends up shooting and killing his wife by accident
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Nov. 17 2021, Published 11:22 a.m. ET

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A Texas man was clearing his gun inside his home when he allegedly shot his wife by accident and now he faces a murder charge in connection to her death.

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Around 1 p.m. on Nov. 14, the McKinney Police Department said they were dispatched to a residence after the 911 caller said he accidentally shot his wife while he was trying to “clear” his gun.

The wife, 21-year-old Shailene Velez, was pronounced dead at the scene, first responders said.

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Police said they arrested 22-year-old Joel Torres in connection to the murder of Velez.

Torres was booked into the Collin County jail on a $200,000 bond, police said.

According to authorities, no other information is available in time for this report.


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