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WOMAN SHOOTS EX-BOYFRIEND.

Byline: Bhavna Mistry Daily News Staff Writer

A 38-year-old woman shot and wounded her estranged boyfriend - who was wanted on a 1995 warrant for spousal abuse against her - after he tried to get into her home, deputies said.

Juanita Lane, 38, was arrested and held overnight on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, but was due to be released after the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office decided Wednesday against filing charges.

``The case was rejected by the DA in interest of justice,'' said Deputy Paul Ullman. ``It looks very possibly like it was a case of self-defense. We have to present the case to the DA and let them make the decision. They did as we expected.''

Jeffrey Standish, 40, wounded in both legs, was transported to Lancaster Community Hospital and later transferred to High Desert Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition Wednesday. He was expected to be jailed on the abuse warrant once released from the hospital.

Sheriff's deputies said they had gone to Lane's home about 7:10 p.m. Tuesday on a family disturbance call, and found Lane and Standish arguing. After talking with deputies, Standish agreed to leave, Ullman said.

Once deputies left the isolated location, and drove to a spot where their patrol car's computer was able to communicate, a computer search showed Standish was wanted on a spousal abuse warrant issued July 27, 1995, related to an earlier incident with Lane.

``Deputies then went back to the location and attempted to find Standish but he could not be located,'' Ullman said.

Advising Lane to either leave her home or lock herself in, deputies left again about 7:45 p.m.

Some 20 minutes later, Standish returned and demanded entry, deputies said. He banged on the door and attempted to kick it in, then climbed onto a balcony, Ullman said.

Lane came out onto the balcony with a shotgun and warned Standish not to approach, Ullman said. When he continued toward her, she fired one shot, which hit him in both legs.
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