A Dallas man was handling a gun in an Irving motel room early Tuesday when it discharged and the bullet went through a wall, killing a woman, Irving police said.
The suspect was identified as Michael Shane Gray, 36, of Dallas. The victim, identified as Traci Lynn Reedy, 48, died from a single gunshot wound to the chest at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.
The shooting was reported shortly before 1 a.m. at the Microtel Inn in the 3200 block of West Irving Boulevard.
Investigators determined that Gray was handling a gun in a room next to where Reedy, her husband and her teenage son were staying.
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The handgun discharged and the bullet went through the wall between the rooms, hitting Reedy in the chest as she sat on a bed and watched television, police said in a news release.
The husband and son were not injured.
A woman was in the room with Gray, but she was interviewed and released, officer John Argumaniz said in the news release.
Gray faces a charge of criminally negligent homicide, police said.