Fayetteville man charged in woman's accidental death
Posted December 14, 2015
Fayetteville, N.C. — A Fayetteville man has been charged in an accidental shooting death over the weekend, police said Monday.
Officers responding to a home in the 6500 block of Wicklow Place at about 11 p.m. Saturday found Erline Freeman, 26, had been shot. She was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where she died.
Investigators determined that a gun was knocked from its storage location and discharged when it hit the floor, with the shot hitting Freeman.
Richard Pugh-Newby, 28, who lives at the home, was charged with involuntary manslaughter. He remains in the Cumberland County jail under a $15,000 bond.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Detective J. Walker with the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1856 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.