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HCSO: 18-year-old shoots, critically injures ex-girlfriend in northwest Harris County

Stephen Jefferson has been arrested and charged in the shooting of his 19-year-old ex-girlfriend, who remains hospitalized.
Credit: KHOU 11

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — An 18-year-old man has been arrested after his ex-girlfriend was hospitalized Saturday in critical condition, investigators confirmed.

Harris County Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting call at 3:16 at Riata Ranch Boulevard near Sienna Falls Drive. 

Officers have identified the suspect as Stephen Jefferson, who they say is charged with aggravated assault. 

They described the victim as a 19-year-old woman. She had been taken by Life Flight to the hospital, the Cypress-Fairbanks Fire Department tweeted.

HCSO reported earlier that a person of interest had been taken into custody at a different location shortly after the shooting.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is confirmed.

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