Jackson police have charged 20-year-old Octavious Morrison with capital murder in the death of his pregnant girlfriend.
Police say 17-year-old Octavia Love was seven months pregnant and the unborn fetus did not survive.
Detectives say Love was in a back bedroom Saturday afternoon with her boyfriend when a rifle was fired.
Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart said a preliminary exam revealed the teen died from a single gunshot wound to the back of the head.
When Morrison was first questioned by police, Officer Colendula Green tells WLBT-TV Morrison said Love was playing with a rifle when it went off.
It was unclear whether Morrison has an attorney.