Phoenix police: Ex-husband arrested in death of woman shot while putting children in car

Posted at 8:07 AM, Feb 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-01 21:18:14-05

Phoenix police have made an arrest in the shooting death of a mother in north Phoenix. 

According to police, 40-year-old Josiah English III was booked into jail on one count of first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault. 

His ex-wife Blanca Gutierrez-Calzoncit, 35, was found dead in a north Phoenix apartment parking lot early Tuesday morning.

Police say she was gunned down -- shot several times at "relatively close range" -- while putting her two young children in the car. Neither of the children were injured.

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