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Suspect kills woman, says he didn’t think gun was loaded

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courtesy of Henderson Police

Colin Lowrey

Updated Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 | 8:44 a.m.

Colin Lowrey told police he didn’t think his gun was loaded when he put it to a woman's head and pulled the trigger, killing her at his Henderson home.

Lowrey, 22, allegedly told police the shooting happened while he was playing with the semiautomatic handgun about 8:30 a.m. inside his house in the 700 block of Taliput Palm Place, near Sunset and Gibson roads. He called 911 and told call takers that the gun went off by accident.

Henderson Police spokesman Keith Paul said the victim, 23, was rushed to Sunrise Hospital, where she succumbed to her wounds.

Detectives arrested Lowrey because his actions directly led to the woman’s death, Paul said, noting that the Clark County district attorney will determine the nature of Lowrey’s charge and decide whether to classify it as manslaughter or felony murder. Police said the weapon was registered in Lowrey’s name.

The woman has not yet been identified. Her death marks Henderson’s seventh homicide investigation this year.

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