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Police: Woman fatally shot self while adjusting bra holster

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. - Police say a 55-year-old woman who died after accidentally shooting herself in the head in January was adjusting a handgun in her bra holster when the gun fired.

The St. Joseph Public Safety Department is awaiting a full autopsy report in the death of Christina Bond, but Director Mark Clapp released details about the circumstances surrounding the Jan. 1 shooting to the Kalamazoo Gazette on Wednesday.

Clapp says Bond was "having trouble adjusting her bra holster, couldn't get it to fit the way she wanted it to. She was looking down at it and accidentally discharged the weapon."

Bond was taken to a hospital, where she died.

According to her obituary, Bond, a mother of two, served two years in the Navy and was elected just prior to her death to serve as a Precinct Delegate for St. Joseph Charter Precinct 1.