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January 17, 2018

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Two women arrested in shooting of man who stumbled onto burglary, police say

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Ashley Garcia

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Melissa Heath

Two women have been arrested in the March 7 shooting of a man who interrupted a burglary at his son’s house, Metro Police said.

Melissa Heath, 30, and Ashley Garcia, 19, were arrested March 31 and face counts of attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, burglary and burglary while in possession of a firearm, police said.

According to police, the victim and his wife showed up at their son’s home in the 7200 block Copper Road and found a car parked in the driveway with a female waiting in the driver seat.

Another female then exited the house and confronted the man and his wife, police said.

The woman got into the car, pulled out a handgun and fired, shattering the driver-side window and striking the man in the hand, police said.

The women fled in a dark gray sedan, police said. The man was treated for his injuries at University Medical Center.

The two suspects were originally arrested on counts of burglary and grand larceny in connection with a separate incident in the 9700 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard, police said.

They were rebooked the same day on the other counts when officers determined they were suspects in the March 7 incident, police said.

They were being held on $100,000 bail.

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