A 20-year-old Pinal County man who intended to scare his girlfriend by pointing a gun at her was booked into jail Monday in connection with her death.
Ramiro Delcid of Red Rock told investigators he was in his company work truck with his girlfriend. He unloaded his .38 caliber pistol and then pointed it at her in an attempt to scare her. He pulled the trigger, thinking the firearm was unloaded, Tim Gaffney, spokesman for the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, said in a news release.
But the weapon fired a round, killing her, he said. After Delcid shot the 19-year-old woman, he called 911.
The shooting took place just before 7 p.m. outside the Red Rock Feeding Company, a livestock feed store, at 35301 S. Hollis Road.
Delcid was booked into the Pinal County jail and faces a charge of negligent homicide.