Police: Natomas man shoots, kills girlfriend he mistook for intruder

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Video: Police: Natomas mistakingly shoots, kills girlfriend

Scene of alleged accidental shooting on Battle Creek Circle in Natomas 10/15/12

NATOMAS, CA - A woman mistaken for an intruder who was shot and killed by her boyfriend inside a Natomas home Monday was identified by the Sacramento County coroner as 34-year-old Desire Ann Miller.

According to Sacramento Police Department Officer Michelle Gigante, Miller went into the dark bedroom around 5:30 Monday morning where her boyfriend was sleeping. He awoke to see the silhouette of a person in his room, mistook the person for an intruder, grabbed a gun and shot Miller.

When the man realized what had happened, he called 911 and informed them of the shooting, said Gigante.

Emergency personnel arrived at the home on the 200 block of Battle Creek Circle and transported Miller to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead shortly before 7:30 a.m.

Sacramento police withheld the identity of the man.

News10/KXTV

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