Man arrested after shooting at pregnant woman, sheriff says

Jovonte Baucham, 28, charged with 2 second-degree felonies; victim suffered minor injuries

Man arrested after shooting at pregnant woman, sheriff says

SAN ANTONIO – A 28-year-old man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a domestic violence incident involving a pregnant woman.

According to Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar, Jovonte Baucham was involved in a disturbance late Friday night near Von Ormy with a woman he had a prior relationship with and shares custody of a 3-year-old child.

The suspect and the victim, who is eight-months pregnant got into an argument over whether Baucham’s current girlfriend could be around the child due to an active Child Protective Services case involving the girlfriend, Salazar said.

At some point, Baucham took out a gun and threatened to kill the victim, Salazar said. Baucham fired a shot at the victim’s car, shattering the windshield. She suffered cuts to her eye, which caused some bleeding and temporary blindness.

The victim managed to drive away and flag down a Von Ormy police officer, who rendered aid and called sheriff’s deputies, Salazar said.

On Sunday evening, deputies with the TAG Unit caught up with the suspect at Culebra Road and Military Drive. When the deputies tried to initiate a traffic stop, Baucham failed to stop and sped away in a vehicle with a woman and several children in it. Deputies decided not to pursue the vehicle due to the children in the car, Salazar said.

Baucham was arrested Tuesday morning without incident at a business near Interstate 35 and Rittiman Road. He will be charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and assault on a pregnant person, both second-degree felonies.

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