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Arizona officials: Man shoots woman as she enters child's residence

Posted: 5:25 PM, Nov 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-07 01:25:25Z

The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate the death of a woman who was shot as she entered a residence through the front door.

31-year-old Jessica Mae Orozco of Kingman died in the Oct. 27 shooting in Golden Valley. The sheriff’s office learned that Orozco had arrived at the residence with two children, one of whom lived at the residence. 

When she attempted to enter the residence, the sheriff’s office said 57-year-old Gerald Richardson of Golden Valley fired a single shot at the door, striking Orozco. He had been asleep and was not expecting anyone at the residence. He believed the person entering the residence was an intruder. 

The two children with Orozco were outside the residence when the shot was fired and were not injured.

The case has been forwarded to the Mohave County Attorney’s Office pending criminal charges against Richardson.