Police are drawing up a report on the Oregon man who shot a 9-year-old girl through a house, Sunday. The district attorney will consider whether to charge 32-year-old Joseph Wolters.
Police say Wolters was holstering and unholstering his gun inside his Oregon City home when it went off, killing Shayla Shonneker in the backyard.
Wolters is the boyfriend of the girl's mother. Police say he was preparing for a gun qualification test with his new employer, an armored car company.
Oregon City Lieutenant Jim Band says the District Attorney will consider Wolters' mental state before deciding charges.
"I've never seen someone so distraught over what they done in my career. I just felt horrible for the guy."
Band says the district attorney will have to decide whether Wolters fired the gun intentionally, knowingly, recklessly or with criminal negligence.
"I think that we can rule out intentionally and knowingly. But whether or not this was a reckless act or something that was committed with criminal negligence, they're going to have to figure out. And it's going to be a tough decision."
Wolters is a member of the military reserve. He spent a year stationed in Iraq as a tank driver.
This story originally appeared on Oregon Public Broadcasting.