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28-year-old man shot, killed by girlfriend playing with a gun, police said

The victim's 21-year-old girlfriend has been charged with reckless conduct, police said.
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ATLANTA — According to police, a man was shot and killed Saturday night when a gun that his girlfriend was playing with went off, and the round struck him in the chest.

Atlanta Police Officer Anthony Grant said the incident happened in the 2700 block of Argyle Drive, N.W., at about 8:55 p.m.

When officers arrived, they said they found 28-year-old Darryl Gunnison suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. Grant said that Gunnison was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries, where he later died.

Gunnison's girlfriend, 21-year-old Brittany Cash told officers she was playing with a firearm when a round accidentally discharged, striking Gunnison in the chest, she told investigators.

According to Grant, the weapon was recovered from the scene by detectives. Cash was taken into police custody and charged with reckless conduct.  


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