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Gila County woman shot dead, 1 in custody

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GLOBE, AZ (CBS5) -

A 42-year-old Gila County man is in custody after sheriff's deputies found the body of a woman inside a home who had been shot to death late Friday night.

Scott Laman was booked into jail on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, second-degree murder, misconduct involving weapons and unlawful flight.

A caller in a home on Six Shooter Canyon Road called deputies at about 11:50 p.m. to report a suspicious vehicle in the area.   

The vehicle left the scene and returned a short time later, deputies said.

Shots were fired and the suspect fled the scene. Deputies later discovered one of the rounds struck and killed a 60-year-old woman inside the home. 

Deputies said they located Laman traveling north on Six Shooter Canyon Road and followed him onto Ice House Canyon Road.

Laman pulled into a residential area and fled on foot, sheriff's investigators said. When deputies caught up with him, Laman resisted arrest. He was injured during the scuffle.  

Laman was taken to a Valley Hospital for treatment for injuries.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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