Teen accused of urging boyfriend to shoot another woman during fight

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ARLINGTON -- A Forest Hill woman involved in a fight that ended in a shooting death Sunday faces a charge of solicitation of murder, according to Arlington police.

Nicole Bogan, 18, is accused of urging her boyfriend, Darius Howard, 20, to shoot Alysha Tann, 19, as the women fought in the parking lot of Heather Glen Townhomes in the 2300 block of Ridge Run Road in Arlington.

Howard fired his gun six or seven times in the direction of Tann and others, according to an arrest warrant affidavit released Tuesday.

Tann died at Medical Center of Arlington, police said. A man watching the fight, who was shot in the leg, loaded Tann into his car and drove her to the hospital, the affidavit said. He is expected to survive, police said.

Howard, of Forest Hill, was arrested Monday and remained in the Arlington Jail on Tuesday, facing a murder charge, according to jail records.

Bail was set at $100,000. Bail for Bogan was set at $75,000 on the solicitation charge. She was arrested Sunday on multiple unrelated traffic warrants, the jail log showed.

According to a witness, Tann and Bogan had exchanged heated Facebook posts, but police don't yet know why the argument escalated, the affidavit stated. The witness told police that he saw several cars drive into the complex and that Bogan and Howard were in the group, the affidavit said.

Tann and Bogan fought, as did two other girls, the witness told police. The witness heard Bogan say to Howard, "Air this b---- out." He pulled his gun and fired.

A 911 call was made about 9:30 p.m., police have said.

The witness, who said he had not seen Howard before the shooting, picked Howard out of a photo lineup, the affidavit said.

Mitch Mitchell, 817-390-7752

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