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Police: Longview man charged with murder fought with his girlfriend over her handgun before shooting

Adrian Grissom told police that when he pushed Cyan Winn, his finger was inside the trigger, which he then pulled and fired the gun one time.

LONGVIEW, Texas — A 30-year-old Longview man accused of killing his girlfriend Sunday fought over her handgun that she took out while they argued before he gained control and pull the trigger, according to police documents.

Adrian Devon Grissom was booked into the Gregg County Jail 7:30 p.m. Sunday on a murder charge, according to online jail records.

Longview police said Monday officers were investigating a shooting at The Gilmer Apartments on Gilmer Road Sunday around 3 p.m. Upon arrival, officers found 23-year-old Cyan Winn dead due to an apparent gunshot wound.

According to an arrest affidavit, Grissom admitted that he was yelling in Winn's face and Winn started to remove the handgun from her purse. She then told Grissom to back up. 

Grissom told police he did not back up and he pushed Winn to the ground from a chair as she pulled the handgun out. He told police that he tried to get the handgun from Winn, the affidavit stated. 

As she crawled away with the gun, Grissom and Winn continued fighting for it, and Grissom gained full control and pushed Winn away. 

Grissom told police that when he pushed Winn, his finger was inside the trigger, which he then pulled and fired the gun one time. He admitted he shot Winn, causing her death, according to the document.  

He was arrested on a warrant out of the 124th District Court. A bond has not been set yet, police said. 

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