PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — A 22-year-old man authorities say shot and killed his 20-year-old girlfriend while trying to unload a stolen rifle is facing charges.

The Kitsap Sun reports that Joseph Anthony Armas was charged Friday in Kitsap County Superior Court with first-degree manslaughter and two counts of possessing a stolen firearm.

Twenty-year-old Ashlee McClelland of Port Orchard died in the Nov. 4 shooting after suffering a chest wound.

Court documents say Armas initially told authorities that another man accidentally shot McClelland but later said he accidentally shot her.

It's not clear if Armas has an attorney.


Information from: Kitsap Sun, http://www.kitsapsun.com/

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