PHOENIX, AZ - A 24-year-old woman died while hugging her boyfriend after he accidentally fired a gun he was removing from his waistband.
Police say Amanda Mosley and her 18-year-old boyfriend were hugging Tuesday morning when she informed him that the gun he had in his waistband was causing some discomfort.
When the unidentified teen removed the gun, it accidentally discharged, and a bullet struck Mosley. She would die after being rushed to the hospital. Sgt. Tommy Thompson said the shooting appeared to be accidental but they will continue to investigate.
“We understand that she wanted to hug the 18-year-old. He had a gun in his waistband. It caused some discomfort while they were hugging. They started to remove the handgun and that’s when it accidentally went off is what we have obtained at this point from this 18-year-old,” said Sgt. Steve Martos.
The underlined part was by me. I thought the use of the word “they” was interesting. Although, the story was told to him by the teen who had just killed his girlfriend, so who knows what really happened. Too bad the gun didn’t fire earlier. Had it, then this story could’ve been about him frantically scooping up his testicles as they rolled down the driveway.
When Mosley’s sister was asked if she believes the shooting was accidental, she said, “I’m not going to say that I’m 100 percent certain on that but that’s all the evidence we have so we don’t really want to speculate too much or make people think that we’re trying to go after someone.”
No charges have been filed against the boyfriend, but the case is expected to go to the Maricopa County District Attorney’s office for review.