A Florida woman was shot and killed when her partner accidentally fired his weapon during foreplay, deputies say. The man has been arrested and is facing a charge of manslaughter.
The incident happened at 12:30 p.m. on May 26 when the couple, a man and a woman in their 20s, were using a loaded handgun for “sexual excitement.” It happened at his home in Valrico, east of Tampa.
While the two were engaged in foreplay, 23-year-old Andrew Shinault accidentally fired, striking his partner in the upper body. She was rushed to Brandon Regional Hospital, where she later died of her injuries.
Shinault was charged on Friday on one count of Manslaughter with a Weapon, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. He was arrested and booked into jail on a $50,000 bond.