Mesa man arrested for accidentally shooting, killing 17-year-old girlfriend

Posted at 9:01 AM, Jul 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-20 07:22:49-04

A Mesa man has been accused of accidentally shooting and killing his 17-year-old girlfriend. 

Mesa police say they responded to a shooting call near 8th Street and Mesa Drive Tuesday and found a girl suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim was taken to the hospital where she was later pronounced dead. 

Police say the suspect, 19-year-old Luis Angel Gonzalez, remained on scene following the shooting. 

Gonzalez reportedly told investigators that he had his finger on the trigger when he picked up his gun to look at it, when he accidentally fired, striking his girlfriend in the forehead. 

Gonzalez has been charged with one count of negligent homicide.