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Federal Heights woman killed in apparent accident with assault rifle

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A Federal Heights woman was killed Tuesday night when her assault rifle was accidentally fired, police said.

A Federal Heights woman was killed Tuesday night when her assault rifle was accidentally fired, police said.

DENVER — A Federal Heights woman was killed Tuesday night when her assault rifle was accidentally fired.

Police said the woman, 22-year-old Anastasia Adair, was showing friends a newly purchased gun about 10:40 p.m. As she passed the rifle to her husband, the weapon discharged, inflicting a fatal head wound on Adair, witnesses told police.

The incident remained under investigation Thursday, though evidence so far seems consistent with witnesses’ account of the event, police said.