Livingston man arrested after firing at girlfriend, police say

A Livingston man was arrested after he allegedly shot at his girlfriend at his home Saturday around 9 p.m. in the 700 block of Almond Glen Avenue. Miguel Cervantes, 20, had been drinking and smoking marijuana when he loaded a .22 pistol and told his girlfriend he was going to shoot her, according to Livingston Police Sgt. Ray Fong. The couple had not been arguing, nor were they upset with each other, he said.

The woman tried to leave, but he fired at her, hitting the garage door. The woman suffered a 2-inch scratch to her shoulder, but police don't know if she was grazed by the bullet or debris from the garage door.

The couple's seven-month-old baby was inside the home at the time of the shooting, Fong said.

The gun and the bullet were confiscated by police and the woman was treated by emergency workers on scene.

Cervantes was booked into Merced County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder and domestic violence.