An aspiring actress was shot dead by a stray bullet accidentally fired by her neighbor while he was cleaning his gun, according to Gwinnett County police.

Authorities said 36-year-old Carlether Foley, an aspiring actress with several film credits on her resume died from a gunshot wound to the head as she slept in her apartment in Duluth, Georgia on Sept. 26.

Her 17-year-old son, Keyandre Benjamin was the one who found her lifeless body in the bed.

The responding officers found a bullet hole in the wall of the apartment and questioned Foley’s 22-year-old neighbor, Maxwell Williamson.

He told police his gun went off while he was cleaning the weapon. The bullet tore through the wall and went into Foley's apartment.

Williamson said he forgot that there was a bullet in the chamber.

According to a police report obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Williamson left a note on Foley's door apologizing for whatever damage the bullet may have caused, without knowing that she had been hit.

He has been arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct.

He is being held at the Gwinnett County Jail without bond.

Keyandre is now under the care of his grandmother, Jacquline Foley, in southeast Texas.

"I've never experienced the hurt, the pain that I'm feeling. I don't know what to do," Jacquline Foley told ABC13.

"You had no right to take my baby from me. You had no business taking her life away from her child. He's 17 years old. This is his last year in school. You have hurt my family. You took my baby."

Keyandre brokedown at the sudden loss of his mother.

"It don't feel real. I found my mama by myself," he told the station. "I just don't get it. I don't understand."

The family has set up a GoFundMe to help with the expenses.

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