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 detectives he was sitting in his company work truck with his girlfriend. He unloaded his .38 caliber pistol and then pointed it at his girlfriend in an attempt to scare her. He pulled the trigger thinking the gun was unloaded, but one bullet had remained in the gun. The bullet when fired, struck his girlfriend in the chest and killed her,” Tim Gaffney, spokesman for the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, said in a news release.
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.