An Atlanta man told police he accidentally shot and killed his girlfriend early Christmas morning.

Orsley Walker, 69, has been charged with murder, said Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones Sunday.

Police dispatched to the 900 block of Hank Aaron drive just after midnight found the victim, Constance Cox, suffering from a single gunshot wound to the face. She was unresponsive and later pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital.

During questioning, Walker told police he was struggling with Cox when his revolver accidentally discharged. He was transported to the Fulton County Jail without incident.