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NEW DETAILS: Woman Dies After Weekend Shooting in Odessa

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - We have new details on the death of an Odessa woman stemming from a shooting on Friday night.

23-year-old Kimberly Michelle Root died on Monday night from a gunshot wound.

According to an affidavit, police were called out to a home on West 23rd Street on Friday night.

That's where they found Root unconscious with a gunshot wound to the neck.

She was immediately transported to Medical Center Hospital.

Her boyfriend, 24-year-old Eric Holguin, told authorities he was examining a pistol that was brought to his home.

He thought the gun was empty.

He then said he pulled the trigger shooting Root in the neck.

He's currently being charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Investigators are still determining whether to upgrade the charges after Root's death.

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