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Man's story about girlfriend's shooting doesn't add up, police say

David DeLeon, 44, charged with aggravated assault

SAN ANTONIO – David DeLeon, 44, has been arrested on a charge of aggravated assault after San Antonio police said his story regarding the shooting of his girlfriend fell apart.

Police found the woman May 30 suffering from a gunshot wound to her abdomen inside a home in the 500 block of S. Spring Street.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, she was not able to speak with officers due to her life-threatening injuries.

The affidavit stated that DeLeon and a woman were inside the home at the time. It stated that only DeLeon spoke with investigators, telling them that someone had pushed open the door of the home, reached inside and fired a shot. He told police that he then noticed that his girlfriend had been wounded, the affidavit stated.

DeLeon told investigators that he only saw the person's arm reach inside the home. He said he chased after the shooter but the person climbed into a dark colored car and got away, the affidavit said.

On June 9, the victim spoke to police and identified DeLeon as the shooter, the affidavit said.
Police said the woman told them that DeLeon had become irate because she had been talking to another man. 

She said that she tried to stop DeLeon from leaving the home with a gun, and at some point during the struggle, he pulled the trigger, the affidavit said.


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