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'Ready for Ferguson' woman shoots herself in the head

Becca Campbell, who purchased a gun to be "ready for Ferguson," apparently shot herself in the head.

By Gabrielle Levy
'Ready for Ferguson' woman shoots herself in the head
Protesters gather on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri for another night of demonstrations on August 18, 2014. The city of Ferguson is quiet by day but erupts in violence every night for the last nine nights. Protesters have gathered at night to show their displeasure with the handling of the Michael Brown shooting on August 9, by a Ferguson Police officer. UPI/Ray Jones | License Photo

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- A woman who reportedly bought a gun to be prepared for unrest in Ferguson has died after accidentally shooting herself in the head Friday.

Police said Becca Campbell, 26, was sitting in the passenger seat of a car with her boyfriend, apparently joking that a gun they had purchased made them "ready for Ferguson."

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The St. Louis suburb is bracing for a grand jury decision this on whether to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown.

According to police, the boyfriend said he ducked away from the gun and accidentally rear-ended another car, causing the gun to go off.

Campbell was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Investigators are interviewing Campbell's boyfriend, whose name has not been released, to determine how Campbell was shot.

A St. Louis Dispatch reporter snapped this photo of Campbell arguing with a police officer in Ferguson on Aug. 18:

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