PD: Tempe man arrested after shooting, killing girlfriend

Posted at 6:58 PM, Jan 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-13 19:50:23-05

A woman has died after she was shot in Tempe on Thursday night.

The Tempe Police Department responded to a home near Elliot and Kyrene roads around 6:15 p.m. after receiving reports of a shooting. 

When police arrived on the scene, they found 21-year-old Kahtrina Durham with a gunshot wound.

According to Tempe police, Durham's live-in boyfriend, 25-year-old Bryan McCarthy, allegedly shot her in the chest area. The suspect then called police, saying the shooting was accidental. 

Durham was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. She died at the hospital.  

McCarthy told officers he heard someone knock on the apartment door and he initially did not know who it was.

According to police, McCarthy grabbed his gun and learned it was another roommate. He told police he was in the process of making the gun safe, when it discharged and hit his girlfriend.

McCarthy has been booked into jail for manslaughter.