Accused Strip Shooters Due In Court
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 21-year-old Arizona woman and her 28-year-old boyfriend are due before a Las Vegas judge on felony charges in a Christmas week shooting that left a motorist badly wounded on the Las Vegas Strip.
Brittanie Merritt-Burwell and Joshua Youngblood are scheduled in court Friday following their arrests Monday at a Las Vegas fast-food restaurant.
Police say the wounded man is still in critical condition after the Dec. 23 shooting.
Merritt-Burwell is accused of attempted murder for allegedly shooting the man in the neck in what witnesses and police describe as a traffic dispute.
Merritt-Burwell later acknowledged wielding a silver handgun and told detectives she was defending herself.
She said that afterward, she handed the gun to Youngblood.
Youngblood is accused of carrying a concealed weapon and harboring a felony offender.
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