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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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