On July 18, Mesa police responded to a shooting call at 623 E. Kino Drive in Mesa.
Police officials said officers arrived and located a 17-year-old female with a gunshot wound. She was transported to the hospital for treatment where her injuries were determined to be fatal. They said the suspect remained at the scene and was identified as 19-year-old Luis Angel Gonzalez.
“Luis stated he was picking up his gun and looking at it prior to placing it in his pocket when he accidentally fired the gun striking the victim,” police officials said. “Due to the victim being a juvenile we will not be releasing any further identifying information for her. Luis stated the victim is his girlfriend.”
Gonzalez was interviewed and ultimately placed under arrest and charged with one count of 13-1102A negligent homicide, police said.