HPD: Deadly shooting may have been an accident

May 2, 2011 9:56:54 AM PDT
A woman was found shot to death in a vehicle Saturday morning, and investigators are trying to piece together what happened leading up to her death. Houston police were called to a shooting on Collingsworth at Kashmere around 2:45am Saturday. They arrived and found a woman dead in a Chevrolet Trailblazer. She had been shot one time.

According to police, there was a man in the back seat and the female was driving. As they were pulling out of the driveway of the home, the man in the back seat attempted to pull a weapon from his right front shorts pocket to see if it was loaded. As the male checked the weapon, he said he placed his finger on the trigger and the weapon fired.

The victim, Laura Anna Guillen, 31, suffered a gunshot wound to the back and was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where she later died.

Investigators said someone initially reported the woman had shot herself, and the gun was found thrown outside in the backyard.

The male shooter was detained for questioning in this incident.

This case is being reviewed by the Harris County District Attorney's Office. No charges have been filed at this time.

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