Eric Marquez

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man has been charged with abandoning his girlfriend’s body after she apparently was shot accidentally during a road-rage confrontation.

Jackson County prosecutors say the abandonment and unlawful firearm possession charges against Eric Marquez, 25, stems from the fatal shooting of Brenda Vera.

Court records say Marquez told his brother that the shooting happened when another driver brandished a gun after a collision. Marquez told his brother he was firing at the driver when he accidentally shot Vera.

Investigators don’t know when her where the shooting happened. Vera was found dead last week inside a truck that had been stolen from Kansas City, Kansas. A standoff ensued, but Marquez was gone when officers entered the home and isn’t in custody.