A Louisiana man accidentally shot and killed his family’s teenage babysitter while examining his handgun following a night out with his wife.
Adonis Forbes and his wife had been celebrating their wedding anniversary Saturday but stopped home about 9 p.m. to check on their children before heading out again, reported The Advocate.
While at their Baton Rouge home, police said, the 25-year-old Forbes also decided to check on his handgun and found it was malfunctioning.
Police said the gun fired while Forbes was trying to repair it, and a bullet struck the 13-year-old babysitter in the abdomen.
Officers said Forbes was attempting to administer aid to Murrain Hawkins when they arrived, but the teen was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
Forbes was charged with negligent homicide after he was questioned and jailed on $10,000 bond.