NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A 20-year-old woman was arrested Thursday in the accidental shooting death of her boyfriend, according to the New Orleans Police Department.
The incident occurred around noon inside a home in the 4200 block of Walmsley Street.
Nicole Dukarm initially told police that her 25-year-old boyfriend accidentally shot himself with his gun. When officers arrived, they found the victim with a single gunshot wound to the face. EMS arrived and made several attempts to resuscitate him, but he died on the scene.
During the course of the investigation, Dukarm confessed to detectives that she was playing with gun and accidentally fired it.
Dukarm was booked into Central Lockup and charged with one count of negligent homicide.