HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KAKE) - Hutchinson police have arrested a 23-year-old man accused of accidentally shooting a pregnant woman and killing her unborn child.

Officers responded at around 2:40 a.m. last Friday to the report of an accidental shooting in the 500 block of East Avenue B. The arrived to find a 30-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to her side. She was in her second trimester. 

Police said River Stokely was armed while investigating a noise near the front of his home. As he turned back into the interior of the home, the gun fired, striking the woman. 

The woman was taken to a Wichita hospital for treatment. Police were notified Tuesday that the baby no longer had a heartbeat and had been pronounced dead. The woman has since been treated and released. 

Stokely was arrested Thursday for involuntary manslaughter.