Bay County Woman Charged with Manslaughter

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of a shooting at about 8 p.m. last night, September 28, 2011, at 20431 Ridge Road in Fountain.

Deputies responded and found Catherine Santana shot once in the chest. Tiffany Rowlee, DOB 4-15-92, stated she shot Santana but did not know the gun—a 12 gauge shotgun—was loaded.

Rowlee claimed she and Santana had been playing around with the gun when it discharged.

EMS responded and Santana was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators spoke with witnesses and Rowlee before arresting Rowlee and charging her with Manslaughter. Rowlee was taken to the Bay County Jail.

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