A Texas woman claims she was posing with a rifle for a Snapchat photo when she accidentally shot and killed her boyfriend, officials said.
The New York Post reports:
Autumn King, 20, was arrested Monday in the Dec. 23 death of her 26-year-old boyfriend Eric Charles Allen at their Rampart home, according to the Austin Police Department.
King told detectives the couple was “trying to be like Bonnie and Clyde” on Snapchat when the gun fired. While Allen tried to take the picture, the girlfriend mistakenly pulled the trigger, police said.
“Autumn said that Eric dropped to the ground, but Autumn thought that Eric was ‘playing,’ and she told him to get up,” the police report said.
However, a phone recovered from the scene contained evidence showing that it wasn’t all fun before the fatal shooting,news station KXAN reported.
Video on the device reportedly showed the couple arguing about 15 minutes before the 911 call was placed, officials said.
“Based on what the video shows the argument between the two is about them both cheating on each other and justification for doing so,” according to the arrest affidavit.
The couple shared two children, who were present at the time of the incident, according to police.
Relatives created a GoFundMe page to raise money for the funeral services of Allen, who was a “beloved brother and family man.”
Police said the case will be forwarded to the district attorney’s office for further review.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 512-472-8477.