By WCCO-TV Staff

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — A woman accused of randomly shooting at motorists in the Twin Cities has been taken into custody and charged.

According to charges filed in Ramsey County, 44-year-old Latoya Weston of West St. Paul faces four felony counts of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon in connection to the shootings that occurred in October and July.

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(credit: Ramsey County)

The first shooting happened on July 1 in Maplewood. The suspect was driving near Beam Avenue and Highway 61 when she fired at a stranger’s vehicle, narrowly missing a child, police said.

The second shooting happened on Oct. 19 in St. Paul, near the intersection of John Ireland Boulevard and Marshall Avenue. The suspect pulled up to the victim’s car and began shooting. The bullets hit the windshield but missed the driver, her sister, and her two children inside. Two spent bullet casings from a .38 caliber pistol were found near the area.

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After releasing photos of the suspect and the vehicle to the public, Weston was identified as the owner of the suspect vehicle and arrested on Tuesday, the complaint said. Cellphone data from Weston’s phone also put her in the area of the Oct. 19 shooting.

Weston declined to make a statement. In a search of her home, a box for a .38 caliber pistol was found in the bedroom closet.

If convicted, the assault charge carries a maximum penalty of seven years in prison and/or a $14,000 fine.

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