Mesa man accused of shooting, killing girlfriend

- A Mesa man is behind bars after police say he accidentally shot and killed his girlfriend.

Mesa police say 19-year-old Luis Gonzalez was staying overnight at his 17-year-old girlfriend's house near Mesa Drive and Brown Road on July 18 when he was handling .25 caliber pistol and it accidentally went off, striking his girlfriend in the head.

The victim was rushed to the hospital where she later died.

Gonzalez is facing charges of negligent homicide.

The victim's identity will not be released because she is a juvenile.

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