Oct 15, 2013 1:55 PM by Faye DeHoff

Red Rock man under arrest after accidental shooting that kills girlfriend

RED ROCK - A Red Rock man is under arrest after Pinal County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of an accidental shooting Monday night that left a 19-year old woman dead.

Deputies were called to Red Rock Feeding on East Sasco Circle in Red Rock just before 7 p.m. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

20-year old Ramiro Delcid of Red Rock told PCSO Homicide Detectives he was sitting 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 gun was unloaded, but one bullet was still in the gun. The bullet struck his girlfriend in the chest and killed her. After shooting her, Delcid called 9-1-1.

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said, "This case is a tragic reminder of how quickly a life can be taken by those who handle firearms irresponsibly. Ramiro took the life of his girlfriend because he thought it would be funny to scare her with a gun. His poor judgment and decision making took the life of this young woman with her entire life ahead."

Ramiro Delcid was booked into the Pinal County Jail for Negligent Homicide.

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