A Jones County grand jury is likely to decide whether last week's fatal shooting of a 22-year-old woman was an accident.
Sheriff Butch Reece says investigators are still interviewing witnesses and collecting evidence in last week's death of Brittany Grizzle.
Her boyfriend told deputies that he fatally shot his girlfriend while he handled his handgun, an incident report says.
Reece says Jones authorities are likely to take evidence in the case to a grand jury in June or July. That panel will be asked to decide whether the shooting was an accident or whether her boyfriend, 27-year-old Waylon Goodson, should be charged.
The shooting happened May 7 in a home on the 3694 block of Joycliff Road.
The report says deputies found Grizzle in Goodson's arms, and he told them, "he killed his girl."
It says, "He told me he was handling his .357 revolver, trying to get the four rounds lined up in the cylinder so they would be the next in line for the barrel. He told me that he had the hammer pulled back and the trigger pulled to release the cylinder and allow it to free spin."
According to the report, deputy asked Goodson if he had used alcohol or drugs recently, and he said no. But Reece says Goodson later reversed himself and said he had used marijuana.