Man accused of shooting woman’s car five times; steering wheel stopped bullet, affidavit says

Paul Riojas charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon

A man was arrested after San Antonio police said he allegedly shot at a woman as she drove away from his house.

SAN ANTONIO – A man was arrested after San Antonio police said he allegedly shot at a woman as she drove away from his house.

An arrest warrant affidavit states that 28-year-old Paul Riojas opened fire on the car, striking the vehicle five times on June 14.

The woman was not injured, but her car was damaged with bulletholes in the hood and windshield, police said.

The bullet that went through the windshield was stopped by the steering wheel.

Police said the incident started because Riojas was angry with the woman over text messages. He also tried to break the woman’s car windows with the handgun, police said.

Riojas was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, records with the Bexar County Jail show. His bond is set at $100,000.

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