Keely Kilpatrick: A Georgia woman is arrested after claiming her gun accidentally going off and killing her roommate. A series of ongoing tribulations and arrests.
Keely Kilpatrick, 26, is alleged to have shot Dixie Cowe, 43 at their Wynhall Drive home in Gwinnett County — about 20 miles northeast of Atlanta — just on 6.30pm, Saturday.
Responding police found the roommate with a ‘significant’ gunshot wound to the chest.
Police determined that Kilpatrick had told her mother, who also lived at the residence, that she was going downstairs to clean a firearm when the mom heard a ‘loud noise sounding like a gunshot,’ cops said in a news release.
She ran downstairs to check on her daughter, who ‘immediately told her that the gun accidentally went off and struck [Cowe],’ the release continued.
Cowe fatally succumbed from her injuries upon being rushed to hospital.
Keely Kilpatrick: A troubled existence.
Cops said Kilpatrick and her mother were cooperating with investigators. Kilpatrick was charged with one count of involuntary manslaughter and remains held without bond at the Gwinnett County Detention Center, jail records show.
Brianna Johnson, Kilpatrick’s friend, told WSB-TV she believes that the shooting wasn’t intentional.
The charges are the latest legal trouble for Kilpatrick, who has been arrested on a variety of charges since 2010, including DUI, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm or knife during the commission or attempt to commit certain felonies.
Kilpatrick’s latest arrest marked the third time she had been arrested this year, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post.
Unclear was whether Kilpatrick had a legal gun carrying license or whether the woman was under the influence.
Homicide Update: The victim was taken to a local hospital with significant injuries. The shooter remained at the scene. pic.twitter.com/6kWGPBkVWy
— Gwinnett Police Dept (@GwinnettPd) March 31, 2019