Published: Sep 04, 2010 6:03 AM EDT
Updated: Sep 04, 2010 1:48 AM EDT

CAPE CORAL - A young man is under arrest and charged in the shooting death of his teenage girlfriend.

18 year old Dylan Wisniewski is being charged with manslaughter. Investigators say he shot and killed 15 year old Ashley Swayze in what appeared to be a tragic accident.

Authorities say Wisniewski pulled out a .22 caliber rifle inside a bedroom at his family home on the corner of Southeast 6Th Lane Friday afternoon. That's when he pointed at Swayze and pulled the trigger.

Its appears Wisniewski was unaware the rifle was loaded.

He's being booked into the Lee County Jail.