By Jennifer Kastner. CREATED Oct 23, 2013
Henderson, NV (KTNV) -- A 23-year-old woman was shot and killed on Tuesday, allegedly by a 22-year-old Henderson man.
The man claimed he was playing around with a handgun and didn't think it was loaded when he pulled the trigger.
The victim has been identified as Cherish Noelle Pincombe of Las Vegas.
Colin Lowrey, the accused killer, was booked into the Henderson Detention Center on an open murder charge. He is being held without bail.
Pincombe's friend, Phillip Wrightson, told Action News, "I want her family to know that she was the most amazing person that I've ever met." He goes on to say, "[She was] completely outgoing [and] selfless. She would drop everything that she had going to make sure that [somebody] would feel a little bit better."
Wrightson said she was a nanny and enjoyed going to church.
Lowrey called 911 around 8:30 a.m. saying a handgun accidentally went off and a woman was shot in the head inside the home in the 700 block of Taliput Palm Place, near Gibson and Sunset Roads.
The woman was transported to the hospital but died from her injuries.
Lowrey and the woman were in the house that he shared with three other roommates. At some point, he was playing with a semi-automatic handgun. He put it near her head and pulled the trigger. He said he didn't think it was loaded.
The gun involved in the incident was registered to Lowrey.
Detectives arrested Lowrey as the investigation indicated his actions directly led to the woman's death.
Lowrey also faces an additional charge related to violation of probation.