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Teen held in woman’s shooting

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Posted: Wednesday, June 7, 2006 11:28 am | Updated: 2:35 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

A Mesa teenager suspected of shooting a woman Tuesday morning turned himself in hours later, police said.

Josh Brandon Langston, 17, is accused of firing a handgun from his car at the 22-year-old woman’s SUV, critically injuring her as the two vehicles drove near First Avenue and Vineyard, police said. Her name hasn’t been released.

Police spokesman detective Tim Gaffney said Langston told investigators that he, a witness and the victim had an argument Monday night. Langston said that when he noticed the victim following him, he grew scared, so he shot at her in an attempt to frighten her.

Langston will be booked into Maricopa County’s Juvenile Holding Facility on suspicion of aggravated assault, Gaffney said. Langston also has an outstanding Maricopa County warrant from an earlier aggravated assault case.

The incident began at 8:27 a.m., when police responding to a 911 call found the injured woman in her vehicle in the 500 block of West First Avenue.

A witness told authorities that he was a passenger in Langston’s car at the time of the shooting. The witness also told police that they might find Langston at his nearby home.

Police surrounded the residence at 447 W. First Ave., and attempted negotiations. A SWAT team determined the house was empty.

Shortly after 2 p.m., Langston, accompanied by his grandmother, surrendered to police at a Dairy Queen on Main Street.

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