Police: Man shot at his pregnant girlfriend

Jan 11 2011 - 12:20am



OGDEN -- Police booked into Weber County Jail over the weekend a man accused of firing his gun at his pregnant girlfriend.

Anthony Aaron Gonzales, 20, left a party on Halloween with his girlfriend around 5 a.m. after an argument.

When they arrived home at 2465 Monroe Blvd., Apartment 5, the couple continued to argue. Gonzales pulled out his .32 automatic pistol and fired low at a south wall of their second-story apartment, hitting the floor, police say.

When another person came into the room, Gonzales fired two shots at his girlfriend's feet, police say. After the shooting, the women and the children left the home to stay with a relative.

In the end, no one was injured, including those in the surrounding apartments.

A warrant was issued for Gonzales' arrest, and Weber County sheriff's deputies picked him up Saturday.

Because children were present in the home, he will face stiffer charges, including aggravated attempted homicide. The charges are compounded by the fact that Gonzales was arrested less than a month later for a robbery at Dee's Family Restaurant in Ogden.

He was one of four men charged with holding up the restaurant, at 3360 Washington Blvd., just after midnight Nov. 29.

A shot was fired into the floor to impress employees and patrons with the seriousness of their intent. The suspects took cell phones and money from the people, and ripped out the restaurant phone and a cash register drawer.

Police found the men shortly after by following a GPS signal on one of the phones.

"Being felony on felony, he might not be bailable on the offense," Ogden Police Lt. Scott Conley said of Gonzales.

Gonzales' prior record also can have him labeled as a habitual criminal.

"He's involved in multiple criminal felonies in multiple days," Conley said.

Among the charges against Gonzales are threat with a weapon, aggravated attempted homicide, reckless endangerment, concealed weapon and domestic violence in the presence of a child.

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