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Girlfriend Charged with Manslaughter in Shooting Death

Girlfriend Charged with Manslaughter in Shooting Death

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (970 WFLA) -- A St. Petersburg woman is facing a manslaughter charge, in the apparently accidental shooting death of her boyfriend.

23 year old Michael Ward was shot in the chest at his home in the 19 hundred block of 2nd Avenue North, Wednesday night, and died at Bayfront Medical Center. St. Pete police say his girlfriend, 20 year old Mandy Avis, picked up an unspecified firearm and pulled the trigger, thinking it was unloaded. She's been taken to the Pinellas County Jail.

 

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