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Pregnant woman shot in head in Casa Grande; boyfriend arrested

Posted at 3:44 PM, Sep 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-19 19:24:18-04

A 30-year-old woman is in critical condition after being shot in the head inside her Casa Grande home. The victim was seven months pregnant at the time.

The incident happened Monday night around 8:45 p.m.

Pinal County Sheriff’s Office says 23-year-old Javier Figueroa, the victim’s boyfriend, drove up to the scene in the victim's vehicle shortly after officials arrived at the scene.

According to deputies, Figueroa had blood on him and said the shooting was an accident.

PCSO says they were able to deliver the baby at the hospital. The child was delivered two-months premature but is in stable condition. The woman remains in a medically-induced coma.

It's unclear what lead to the shooting.

Figueroa has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault and misconduct involving weapons.