15-year-old boy arrested after allegedly shooting girlfriend in head

Police arrested a 15-year-old boy after he allegedly shot his girlfriend in the head at an apartment complex near 43rd Avenue and Thomas on Tuesday night.

Phoenix Police Sgt. Trent Crump says the boy claims he was playing with a handgun when it went off and hit his 17-year-old girlfriend in the head.

She was taken to a hospital and is expected to be okay.

The suspect reportedly left the area and got rid of the gun.

Crump says the boy was taken to a juvenile correction facility and will face charges of aggravated assault and endangerment.

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