Two Women Arrested in Burglary and Shooting | Crime
Metro Police have arrested two women in connection with a burglary and shooting that happened last month in a home near Los Feliz Street and Stewart Avenue.
According to police, 19-year-old Ashley Garcia and 30-year-old Melissa Heath are facing charges of attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, burglary and burglary while in possession of the firearm.
The victim and his wife had gone to their son’s home in the 7200 block of Copper Road about 6 a.m. March 7. When they arrived, they found a car parked in the driveway. The victim started to walk up to the house but was confronted by one of the suspects.
The suspect got into a car and pulled out a handgun, police said. She then fired at the victim from inside the car. The bullet shattered the driver side window and hit the victim in the hand.
During the investigation, police developed the two suspects, Garcia and Heath, as persons of interest. The two women were already under arrest in connection with another unrelated incident.
They were re-booked on March 31 in connection with the March 7 incident.