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Two women charged for burglary and shooting in March


Two women charged for burglary and shooting in March

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Apr 5, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Las Vegas police have arrested the two women they believe are responsible for a burglary and shooting last month at a house of Copper Road in east Las Vegas.

Melissa Heath, 30, and Ashley Garcia, 19, have been arrested on charges of attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and burglary.

A man and his wife went to their son's house near North Hollywood and East Stewart Avenue after being told that the burglar alarm had gone off.

When they arrived, they discovered the pair of women at the house. One of them was sitting in a vehicle parked in the driveway and the other was exiting the house.

When the man confronted the women, one of them shot him in the hand.

Heath and Garcia were arrested on March 31 for another burglary and grand auto larceny. After their arrest, they were also charged for the incident on Copper Road.

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