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Man accidentally shoots his girlfriend

The woman, 18, was treated for non life-threatening injuries


An 18-year-old woman is expected to live after her boyfriend accidentally shot her, police said.

East precinct officers responded to a house in the 5600 block of Northeast Glisan Street at 10:10 p.m. Friday, July 17, and took the boyfriend, Alejandro Luise Rodriguez, 20, into custody while medical personnel began to treat the 18-year-old woman.

She was taken to a Portland hospital for a serious, but non life-threatening wound, police said. A preliminary investigation found that the shooting may have been unintentional and came after the reckless handling of a loaded gun.

The Domestic Violence Response Unit are continuing to investigate the situation. Rodriguez was charged with second degree assault unlawful use of a weapon, reckless endangerment and discharging a firearm in the city. He is expected to be arraigned on Monday.