LAKE COUNTY, Fla. - A Florida woman was shot and killed by her boyfriend early Thursday morning after he says his gun accidentally discharged, deputies say.
Detectives say the boyfriend is Renee Aviles, 33. The victim is Traci Humby, 37. Detectives are charging Aviles with manslaughter.
The Lake County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident that took place at a home on Fillmore Ave. in Leesburg. They say they responded around 1:20 a.m. to the home about a domestic complaint.
When they arrived, they say the boyfriend told them that he and his girlfriend had gotten into an argument. During the argument, he told deputies that she attacked and startled him, causing him to accidentally discharge his gun.
Detectives tell FOX 35 that they do not believe the shooting is a mistake and that is why they are charging Aviles with manslaughter.
“It does not appear to be an accident, no," Sergeant Fred Jones with the Lake County Sheriff's Office said. "The fact for us to come up with that kind of charge says there’s more than what he stated.”
The girlfriend was pronounced dead at the scene. No other information was immediately available.
The shooting is under investigation.
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