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Woman charged with attempting to strangle another woman in a fight

An argument led to a physical fight between two women after 11 p.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of Esser Avenue.

Buffalo police charged Shaneya Ferguson, 26, of Esser Avenue with third-degree assault, second-degree harassment and criminal obstruction of breathing for allegedly attempting to strangle the other woman, who complained of pain and bruising. Ferguson was additionally charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief after the victim complained that Ferguson took away her phone when she tried to call 911.

Police also charged Ferguson with criminal impersonation after they say she first gave them a false name.