Trigger warning: This article contains information about suicide which may be triggering to some readers.
1. Man attempting to take his own life when he shot his girlfriend instead now being charged with her murder.
— Alaska Dispatch News (@adndotcom) May 19, 2017
A 21-year-old man from Alaska has been charged with second-degree murder after he accidentally murdered his girlfriend during his own suicide attempt.
Police believe 22-year-old Brittany-Mae Haag was trying to stop her partner, Victor Carl Sibson, from taking his own life in the apartment they shared when she was killed, Alaska Daily News reports.
Brittany-Mae was struck in her chest, and asked a neighbour to call authorities after the incident while still conscious. She later died from her injuries in hospital.