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Police Identify Freeway Shooting Suspect

Police have identified a man suspected of shooting and wounding a woman with a shotgun on a freeway offramp near the Las Vegas Strip as 29-year-old Jose Luis Castro of Chandler, Ariz.

Las Vegas police spokesman Bill Cassell says Castro was still at a hospital Friday after being shot by a police motorcycle officer Thursday afternoon. Cassell says Castro will face charges of attempted murder, assault and firing a weapon into a structure or vehicle.

Police say the incident erupted from a domestic squabble, escalating after Castro shot the woman and fired at police and a passing car. Castro was critically wounded when officers returned fire and used a Taser on him.

Police say the woman is Castro’s girlfriend or wife, but declined to release her name.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press



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