McKinney man arrested for murder after telling police he accidentally shot wife

The McKinney Police Department is investigating a murder that occurred Sunday afternoon at a home in the Avalon neighborhood of south McKinney.

At around 1:00pm, McKinney police dispatch received a 9-1-1 call from a man who stated he had accidentally shot his common-law wife while clearing out his gun, according to police.

Paramedics responded to the scene, but the woman was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Investigators with the McKinney Police Department investigated the circumstances told to them by the woman’s husband. Based on the evidence at hand, officers arrested the man and charged him with murder.

The incident remains under investigation.