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Woman shot in head at Mesa apartment complex; boyfriend arrested

The boyfriend reportedly shot at the same woman while she drove away in a car at the same apartment last year, police said.

MESA, Ariz. — A woman's boyfriend was arrested after she was shot in the head at an apartment complex near Horne & Brown Road in Mesa Saturday morning.

The suspect, Antwon Wilford, who was identified as the woman's live-in boyfriend, was arrested Saturday and booked on charges including aggravated assault, misconduct involving weapons, three counts of second-degree burglary and three outstanding warrants, officials said. 

Officials with the Mesa Police Department said they received a 911 call around 9 a.m. and could hear what sounded like an argument on the line before a man got on the phone and said he was cleaning his gun and shot a woman.

When officers arrived, the woman walked out of the apartment with a gunshot wound to the head. Officers said the woman told them she was holding a gun, dropped it and it went off hitting her in the head. 

The woman also informed officers her boyfriend and three children were still inside before she was taken to the hospital. 

A few minutes later, officers called the three children out of the apartment. One of the children told police "that daddy had shot mommy," officials said. 

Police said the man refused all of the officers commands to come outside causing the SWAT team to be brought in for negotiations. After several hours, police went into the building and took the man into custody. 

Police said the man received medical treatment due to a heat-related illness before he was booked at the Mesa City Jail.

The man reportedly has a criminal history that includes shooting at the same woman while she drove away in a car at the same apartment last year, police said.

This is a developing story.

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