In a startling incident in the early hours of December 30, 2023, Sacramento County deputies responded to a 911 call reporting an accidental shooting in a local residence. The call, received at approximately 1:40 AM, was made by Rubin Ramirez, who reported that he had accidentally shot his wife.
Upon arrival, deputies detained Ramirez and entered the home, finding his wife in the master bedroom with a gunshot wound to her shoulder. Despite the severity of the situation, the victim was conscious and alert. She was promptly attended to by fire personnel and transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
According to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office, there were no other individuals present in the residence at the time of the incident. Both Ramirez and his wife independently conveyed to the deputies that the shooting occurred after they heard a noise during the night. Ramirez, retrieving his firearm to investigate the noise, accidentally discharged the weapon.
The Sheriff’s Office noted, "Both [the victim and Ramirez] were adamant with deputies that the incident was a complete accident." This statement underscores the couple's insistence on the unintentional nature of the event.
Investigators at the scene did not find any evidence of a struggle or signs of domestic violence. However, despite the claims of the incident being an accident, Ramirez was arrested and taken to the Sacramento County Main Jail. He faces charges for felony PC 246.3 – Negligent Discharge of a Firearm.
As the community grapples with this unfortunate event, the focus now turns to the upcoming court proceedings. Ramirez is scheduled for a court appearance on January 3, 2024. This case highlights the critical importance of firearm safety and the tragic consequences that can arise from their negligent use.
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