22-yr-old arrested for allegedly shooting his girlfriend on accident

COLORADO SPRINGS - A 22-year-old has been arrested and charged with assault after allegedly shooting his girlfriend on accident on Monday morning.

The victim, 19, told police that her boyfriend Joseph Hettle accidentally shot her while he was handling his gun in her apartment located in the 2300 block of Skyview Lane. 

The victim was taken to a local hospital and treated for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. 

Hettle has been charged with 2nd Degree Assault. 


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