A 25 year old Granite Falls Washington said he accidentally shot his girlfriend with a gun used during foreplay after a wild night of drinking.

The couple’s two young children were asleep in the same room on a different bed, Police Officials said.

The man was booked into the Snohomish County Jail Sunday afternoon on a charge of first-degree manslaughter.

A background check indicated that there have been three previous domestic violence incidents involving the couple between 2007 and 2009, with the girlfriend as the victim.

The case remains under investigation.