IRVING –– A guest at an Irving hotel was fatally shot early Tuesday morning by a guest whose gun fired from another room.
At about 1 a.m., 48-year-old Traci Reedy of Irving was shot while sitting on her hotel room bed at the Microtel Inn and Suites in the 3200 block of W. Irving Blvd.
"The bullet came through the wall that was across from where she was lying, went through that wall, through the room, and struck her in the chest as she was lying in bed, sitting up," said Irving police spokesman John Argumaniz.
Reedy was transported to Parkland Hospital, where she died. Michael Shane Gray, 36, of Dallas, was arrested and charged with criminally negligent homicide. If convicted, he faces between 180 days to two years in jail.
When asked if the gun went off accidentally, Argumaniz would only say that there was evidence Gray was negligent in the shooting. He wrote in a release hours later that Gray was handling the gun when it discharged.
A woman who was in the room with Gray was questioned by police and later released. Argumaniz said investigators did not believe there was a disturbance at the time the gun went off.
Reedy's husband and son were in the room when the shooting happened and were not wounded.