A Natomas man told police he unintentionally shot and killed his girlfriend when he mistook her for an intruder Monday morning.
Police say the man said he, “heard a scream and saw a silhouette.”
The man shot the woman with a handgun below her armpit on her side.
When medics came to the scene on Battlecreek Circle, they were able to revive the nonresponsive woman, but she later died at the hospital.
Homicide investigators are currently looking into the death.