Georgia Man Charged After Stray Bullet Kills Texas Woman

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Police said a Georgia man was charged with involuntary manslaughter after he accidentally fired his gun Saturday, shooting himself in the hand and killing a woman walking by him with the stray bullet.

Officers were responding to a shots fired call in Helen, Ga. when they found Glenn Patrick Lampien, 53, sitting on a bench with a gunshot wound to the hand, according to Atlanta TV station WSB.

Police said the bullet had traveled across the street and struck a woman in the side. The woman, who police said was a Texas resident, was found dead at the scene.

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