A Texas woman was named Autumn King was arrested this week, police say she shot and killed her boyfriend while posing for a Snapchat.
Police arrested Autumn, 20, on Monday and charged her with killing 26-year-old Eric Charles Allen on Dec. 23 - while he took a picture of her posing with his loaded rifle.
Autumn told Austin police detectives that she was posing with a rifle and aiming it directly at the victim, who was holding King’s phone for a Snapchat photo. She claims that she then accidentally pulled the trigger, killing Eric.
Autumn explained to the detectives that they were “trying to be like Bonnie and Clyde” and that she thought he was “playing” at first when he hit the ground, according to a police report.
An autopsy report from the Travis County Medical Examiner confirmed that Allen died from a gunshot wound; the manner of death was ruled a homicide.
While King told investigators that the shooting was accidental, KXAN reported that police recovered a phone from the scene which contained a video showing the couple arguing minutes before the shooting.
According to the report, King and Allen were arguing about cheating on one another.
King was charged with manslaughter, a second-degree felony, and is being held at Travis County Jail on a $200,000 bond.