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March 6, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What is status of case involving death of girlfriend mistaken for intruder?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: What is the status of the October 2012 shooting in Natomas in which a boyfriend shot his girlfriend?
Submitted by: Vickieg5, Antioch

ANSWER: Sacramento Police Department spokeswoman Officer Michele Gigante said the case was presented to the district attorney and the death was determined to be accidental.

The shooting occurred Oct. 15 at a home on Battlecreek Circle in North Natomas. According to a story in The Bee, a man telephoned authorities about 5:30 a.m. to report that he had accidentally shot his 34-year-old girlfriend, believing she was an intruder.

The woman, identified by the Sacramento County Coroner's Office as Desire Ann Miller, suffered a gunshot wound to her upper body. She was taken to a hospital, where she died of her injuries.

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