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.