A former University of Arizona football player has been arrested after he allegedly told police he mistook his partner for a burglar and shot her to death.

Bobby Wolfe, 22, is charged with manslaughter in the death of his 23-year-old girlfriend, Chrisheena Lee. The fatal shooting happened at an apartment in Pasadena, Texas, near Fairmont, shortly before 3:30 a.m. on Monday. Officers performed first aid, and Lee was airlifted to a hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

Wolfe and Lee shared a 2-year-old child together. The child was with another relative at the time of the shooting. According to the Pasadena police, Wolfe told them he heard a break-in at the door; he then immediately grabbed his weapon.

"We're going to collect shell casings. We're going to look at the trajectory of the bullets and compare that to his statement and try to see if everything matches up. If it truly is accidental, obviously this is a very sad situation," Sgt. Raul Granados said on Monday.

"If he did believe there was a break-in and, in fact, there wasn't, he ended up shooting his loved one. It's a very difficult situation for him. If there was an intruder, obviously, we want to find maybe doorbell cameras, maybe cameras at the apartment complex, to see if we are going to have to look for a suspect out there, or what happened at the door that startled him enough to get his weapon out and start shooting."

Investigators said there was damage to the apartment door; however, it was still unclear if the damage was old or new. Wolfe stayed at the scene and cooperated with the investigators. Police recovered the weapon used in the shooting.

Meanwhile, Lee's family does not believe it was an accident. "Unbelievable," Lee's mother said. "She's been getting away from him. She's been telling the family he's stalking her," Lee's cousin, Tasha McCoy, said. "He just wouldn't leave her alone."

Lee's family invited ABC13 inside Lee's apartment; they showed the six bullet holes in the bathroom's walls. They believed Wolfe made up the story about the intruder as a coverup of the real cause of Lee's death.

Before charges were filed, Wolfe was being held on an outstanding warrant in an unrelated case. Wolfe was a 4-star prospect from Houston who played cornerback in nine games for Arizona as a true freshman in 2019; he was among the players who opted out of the COVID-shortened 2020 season. He later left the program after that.

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