St. Petersburg, FL (December 26, 2018) – Police say that a 21-year-old woman is now facing serious charges after a deadly shooting that she claimed was an accident.

At the time, Jessica Perry had been riding with a 17-year-old teenager in her vehicle when she accidentally shot the teen riding in the car with her. The incident happened around 2:25 a.m. on Sunday when Perry was driving along and the gun she was carrying accidentally went off. The girl was struck in the back.

Perry has since been arrested for the deadly shooting with manslaughter charges. At the time, the two had been passing the police station in downtown St. Petersburg when the incident occurred. The driver pulled in and flagged down an officer.

The 17-year-old was quickly transported to the hospital but died from her injuries. Her name has not yet been released.

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