Felicia Jefferson, 28, Bayou Body Count No. 294

A security guard who was waving around what he thought was an unloaded pistol has been charged with criminal negligent homicide in the death of a woman on the southwest side Sunday evening, police say.

Felicia Jefferson, 28, was in a bedroom with her sister, three kids and her sister's boyfriend, Jamal Jones, 24. Jones, a security guard, had a handgun with him.

"Believing he had unloaded the pistol, Jones was apparently waving his weapon in the direction of those in the room," HPD says. "The pistol discharged and Jefferson was struck in the head."

The incident happened a little before 7 p.m. Sunday in the 12500 block of Dunlap. No one else was hurt.

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