LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say it appears the shooting death of an 18-year-old woman in Longmont was accidental.
Police were called to a home just east of McIntosh Lake on Friday night, and by the time they arrived, the woman had been taken to the hospital. Cmdr. Jeff Satur says 21-year-old Nerrek Galley, of Orem, Utah, was arrested "for actions unrelated to the shooting."
Satur also tells the Longmont Times-Call (http://bit.ly/18JGj0x ) that investigators are looking into whether the victim, identified as Premila Lal, had been hiding in a closet and was shot by Galley when she jumped out and startled him.
Galley is suspected of child abuse, reckless endangerment and permitting a juvenile to have a firearm. Satur says the man allegedly allowed Lal's 15-year-old brother to have a handgun without the permission of the boy's parents.