19-year-old arrested in accidental shooting death of woman, police say

19-year-old arrested in accidental shooting death of woman, police say
Branden Davis

A 19-year-old faces homicide charges after a Friendship woman died early Sunday morning when she was accidentally shot by a pellet gun, Adams County officials said.

Adam’s County sheriff’s deputies were called to an address in the town of Preston just after midnight on a report that a woman has been accidentally shot by a pellet gun, according to a release.

Deputies found a woman bleeding and unresponsive, officials said.

Lifesaving measures were not successful, and the woman, 26-year-old Constance Heintz, was pronounced dead at Moundview Memorial Hospital, according to the release.

Officials said 19-year-old Branden Davis, of Friendship, was arrested, and is being held in the Adams County jail on a charge of homicide by negligent use of a dangerous weapon.

The investigation is ongoing, according to the release.