Arrest made after 15-year-old shot while sleeping in her bed

A man was arrested Tuesday after police say he shot a 15-year-old girl while she was asleep in her bed, according to Modesto police. (Video above: Top headlines for July 7)The incident happened Saturday on the 900 block of Inez Drive. Police said 22-year-old Giovanni Omar Gutierrez-Garcia was handling a gun in the garage of a home that is to the north of the teen’s home when the gun was discharged. The bullet then went through the wall of the girl’s home and struck her in the back, the police said. Authorities said the girl was taken to a nearby hospital and is expected to survive. Gutierrez-Garcia turned himself into Tuesday afternoon, police said. He was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail on charges of possession of an assault weapon, negligent discharge of a firearm and inflicting great bodily injury in the commission of a felony.

A man was arrested Tuesday after police say he shot a 15-year-old girl while she was asleep in her bed, according to Modesto police.

(Video above: Top headlines for July 7)

The incident happened Saturday on the 900 block of Inez Drive. Police said 22-year-old Giovanni Omar Gutierrez-Garcia was handling a gun in the garage of a home that is to the north of the teen’s home when the gun was discharged.

The bullet then went through the wall of the girl’s home and struck her in the back, the police said.

Authorities said the girl was taken to a nearby hospital and is expected to survive.

Gutierrez-Garcia turned himself into Tuesday afternoon, police said. He was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail on charges of possession of an assault weapon, negligent discharge of a firearm and inflicting great bodily injury in the commission of a felony.

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