An unidentified San Antonio, Texas man in his 20s was concerned when he heard someone knocking on the door of his apartment Friday night. He responded by getting out his 9mm handgun and "racked it so it would fire if he pulled the trigger." He went to bed that night, leaving the loaded gun, with the bullet in the chamber, on the coffee table next to the living room futon. The next afternoon he was watching television and decided to put the gun away. According to police, he grabbed the gun and "didn't realize it was loaded and accidentally pulled the trigger."
The bullet hit his girlfriend, also in her 20s, as she came walking around the corner in the apartment. She was struck in the stomach. When medical help arrived the woman was barely conscious but did manage to say she couldn't feel her left leg. She was taken to the hospital where she was listed in critical condition.
Police said the man will not face charges because "everything came together and it was an accident."