Woman killed in Fayetteville accidental shooting

Richard Pugh-Newby, 28 (image courtesy Fayetteville Police Department)

A woman died after an accidental shooting in Fayetteville.

It happened Saturday around 11:00 p.m. in the 6500 block of Wicklow Place.

Police said a man and a woman were in the home when a gun went off after being knocked from its storage place, injuring the woman.

Erline Freeman, 26, was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center where she later died from her injuries, according to authorities.

Police charged 28-year-old Richard Pugh-Newby with involuntary manslaughter. He was taken to the Cumberland County Detention Facility under a $15,000 bond.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective J. Walker with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 433-1856 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).

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