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Woman allegedly shot by boyfriend during New Year’s celebration dies of injuries

Steven Michael Lucas
Steven Michael Lucas Booking photo provided by Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department

A woman allegedly accidentally shot by her boyfriend during a New Year’s Eve celebration in Sacramento County has died of her injuries, according to Sacramento County sheriff’s officials.

At 12:06 a.m. Thursday the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Communications Center received several calls reporting that a woman in her 20s had been shot in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 5700 block of Callie Lane.

Deputies responded to the apartment complex near Madison Avenue and Hackberry Lane where they found the woman. She was rushed to the hospital with a life-threatening injury. Sheriff’s officials announced Thursday evening that she had died. Her name has not been released.

Through the night, detectives investigated the incident, which sheriff’s department spokeswoman Sgt. Lisa Bowman described as a celebratory act that resulted in an accidental shooting of the young woman.

Deputies arrested the injured woman’s boyfriend, 24-year-old Steven Michael Lucas. He was initially booked into Sacramento County Main Jail on a charge of suspicion of negligent discharge of a firearm causing great bodily injury. He now is also accused of involuntary manslaughter, according to a Sheriff’s Department news release.

Detectives ask anyone with information pertaining to the case to call the Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-4357. Tip information also may be left anonymously at, by texting 274637 and entering the keyword ‘SSD’, or by calling (916) 874-8477.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.

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