His girlfriend, Summer Miracle, awoke with a throbbing pain in her right leg. Miracle told authorities she was asleep when the bullet struck her and that she wasn't sure how she was shot.
The incident happened Tuesday night at the Jacksonville home of Brian Murphy and his girlfriend, Summer Miracle.
Her boyfriend claimed he was sleeping next to girlfriend when his dog, Diesel, woke him up.
Neighbor Dianna Fay thought that claim sounded like bogus.
According to investigators, 25-year-old Brian Murphy said he brought his dog, Diesel, into his bedroom after a late night walk.
"Lights, sirens, big commotion - I just wanted to know what was going on".
The victim says she doesn't know anything about the shooting, because she was sleeping. He told police he thinks Diesel jumped up on a nightstand, causing a gun on it to fire. "I just got myself back in the house".
Murphy and his girlfriend did not want to answer Action News Jax's questions about the shooting. She was taken to Orange Park Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.