TACOMA, Wash. - A man accused of firing a stray bullet that hit and killed woman in her bedroom has been charged with manslaughter.
KOMO-TV reports 40-year-old Tobin Panton pleaded not guilty to the charge Monday.
Police say they responded to multiple calls Thursday night from people saying they heard at least 10 gunshots in a Bonney Lake neighborhood.
Shortly afterward, a woman called 911 to report her son's Jeep was stolen. She said her son fired shots from a handgun before chasing after the car. The man told deputies he was sure he hit his Jeep because he saw the back window shatter.
Authorities found a bullet hole in the woman's bedroom window, which was roughly in line with the car theft victim's residence.
Authorities say Panton has been cooperative with deputies. His bail was set at $200,000.
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