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Teen Was Playing With A Gun In Backseat Of A Car When He Accidentally Pulled The Tigger, Killing An Innocent Woman: Cops

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Source: Mesa Police

Oct. 26 2022, Published 11:17 a.m. ET

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A teen was playing with a gun in the car, and an innocent woman was killed when it went off. Now, the alleged shooter faces several charges.

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On Oct. 25, police announced charges against the unnamed 16-year-old boy. He was charged with manslaughter, minor in possession of a firearm, unlawful discharge of a firearm and tampering with physical evidence.

Around 2 p.m., police in Mesa, Arizona, responded to a mall for a reported shooting. Initial calls stated that a woman was shot by a bullet that came through the front car windshield, according to police.

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However, police determined that the gun was fired from inside her vehicle.

Authorities spoke to the teen, who said he was playing with a gun in the backseat when he pulled the trigger accidentally. The bullet went through the back passenger seat and hit 20-year-old Elena Hernandez.

She was taken to the hospital, where Hernandez was pronounced dead.

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