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Woman Killed after Being Shot in Head

A Cactus woman is dead tonight and police say a Dumas man is to blame.

Police say 18- year- old Monica Magallanes' life was taken in what they believe was an accident.

22 year old Jose Aalberto Martinez was reportedly looking at a gun he was thinking of purchasing when he reportedly pulled the trigger and unintentionally shot Magalllanes in the head.

Lt. Gary Trupe with APD Special Crimes says, "Charged with manslaughter. We did originally book him into the jail last night and charged him with aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury."

The charges changed when Magallanes died at four o'clock this morning at Northwest Texas Hospital.

Trupe says even though it was unintentional that doesn't change what happened.

"You put that gun in your hand and its a real gun. You are responsible for those actions. Unfortunately in this case whether it was intentional or unintentional me Magallanes died." Trupe says.

Police are still looking for the gun used in this shooting. They say it was taken from the home by a third party after the incident occurred.

Martinez is currently booked at the potter county correction center. There is no word at this time if the person who took the gun will be charged with a crime.

We will continue to keep you updated as information becomes available.

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