Police: Man accidentally shoots girlfriend in Colorado Springs apartment


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A man accidentally shot his girlfriend while handling a gun in a Colorado Springs apartment early Monday morning, according to police.

It happened around 1 a.m. at the Altamira Apartments on Skyview Lane. The victim, a 19-year-old woman, was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. She told police her boyfriend, 22-year-old Joseph Hettle, accidentally shot her while handling a gun at her apartment.

Hettle was arrested on second-degree assault charges.

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