>A woman accidentally shot and killed herself late Friday with a gun she bought to
protect herself from unrest in Ferguson.
The woman, identified by police as 26-year-old Becca Campbell, was riding in a car
with her boyfriend near some vacant lots in downtown St. Louis, reported CNN.
The 33-year-old man, whose name was not released, said Campbell waved the gun
around and joked that the couple was ready for possible violence related to the
pending grand jury decision in the death of Michael Brown.
“We’re ready for Ferguson,” she allegedly said.
The man said he ducked to avoid the weapon and
accidentally wrecked into the rear of another vehicle.
The crash caused the gun to fire accidentally, and
Campbell was struck in the head by a bullet.
She later died at a hospital.
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