Her boyfriend, 39-year-old Richard Fox was reportedly working on a homemade cannon with another man when it suddenly went off, firing a cannonball into the side of the mobile home.
Police officers arrived at the residence of the unidentified 38-year-old woman Tuesday morning to find her dead of shrapnel wounds. Other people believed to be inside at the time, including the woman’s 4-year-old daughter, were not injured.
Fox suffered leg injuries and was taken to a San Diego hospital. He was later arrested on suspicion of detonating an explosive device in a manner resulting in death, and booked into county jail.
An investigation into the incident is being handled by homicide detectives from the sheriff’s department. Alcohol is believed to have played a factor.