Woman shoots and kills boyfriend during argument

(PHOTO: Charles County Sheriff's Office)

CHARLES CO. – A man is dead after his girlfriend shot him during an argument, police say.

Authorities say 31-year old Tiffany Jade Smith, of Walford, Maryland shot her 37-year-old  boyfriend, Tavon Purnell, of Walford, in the torso while they were arguing.

Police responded to the shooting at the 11700 block of Oak Manor Drive in Waldorf around 11:25 a.m. Purnell was taken to the hospital where he subsequently died, according to officials.

Smith was arrested and charged with first degree murder, police say.

Detectives are still investigating. Stay with DCW50 for the latest.