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Police: Woman Accidentally Fires Gun Inside Apartment

Police: Woman Accidentally Fires Gun Inside Apartment

CREATED Jun 18, 2014

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – A woman faces a weapons charge after Murfreesboro Police said she accidentally fired her gun inside an apartment with her young child sleeping nearby.

Murfreesboro Police officers were checking out a drug complaint at an apartment on Willowbrook Drive on Tuesday, but the resident, identified as 23-year-old Robyn Sinclair, refused to give officers consent to enter.

They did not have a warrant, so they started to leave the scene when they heard a gun go off inside.

They went back, demanding to be allowed inside for a welfare check.

The woman eventually let them inside, admitting to having pulled her gun, and saying it went off while she was trying to put the safety on. The gun was found inside a master bedroom closet, with a bullet hole in the door frame closet. The bullet was found lodged in an ironing board. 

Sinclair's infant was sleeping in the room, but was not hurt.

Sinclair was charged with negligent discharge.