Prosecutor authorizes charges against man who shot and killed girlfriend
The Grand Traverse County Prosecutor has authorized charges against Robert Caldwell, the man who allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend at their apartment in Traverse City in November.
According to the Prosecutor's Office, Caldwell will be charged with involuntary manslaughter, discharge of a firearm while under the influence, felony firearm, and resisting and obstructing police.
The Prosecutor's Office says the charges reflect the fact that law enforcement does not believe there was any premeditation or that it was his intent to kill her. They do, however, believe it was caused by negligence.
Caldwell shot and killed his girlfriend, Monica Anderson, at their home on AeroPark drive in Traverse City in November.
Caldwell also sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his hand.
Police said Caldwell called 9-1-1 to report he had tried to commit suicide, but missed, shooting Anderson instead. When authorities arrived, Caldwell came outside with his gun, but went back inside and tried to flee out the back where he was arrested.
He was later arrested on an unrelated probation violation. The Prosecutor's Office reports after an investigation, the Traverse City Police Department requested charges on December 20.