SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man was arrested Tuesday after a homemade cannon blasted his mobile home and killed his girlfriend in a remote mountain community east of San Diego, authorities said.
Richard Fox, 39, shot the cannon after loading it with fireworks powder, said San Diego County sheriff’s Sgt. David Martinez.
His 38-year-old girlfriend was found dead from shrapnel wounds when authorities arrived at the home.
Preliminary evidence suggested Fox was under the influence of alcohol, Martinez said.