A man in Bloomington shot his girlfriend at point blank range Friday, then fled to Wisconsin, where he was later arrested after leading authorities on a chase, according to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office.
Jacob McPheeters, 28, was charged with attempted second degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, and being a felon in possession of a gun. He will be extradited from Wisconsin to face charges in Hennepin County District Court, which has not set a date yet for his first appearance.
McPheeters and his girlfriend were arguing early Friday when they entered a friend's camper in the Bloomington Days Inn parking lot, according to the criminal complaint. According to the couple who own the camper, McPheeters told them that he was angry because he was going to prison on a Wisconsin drug charge and didn't trust his girlfriend.
He pointed a semiautomatic handgun at his girlfriend and tried dragging her from the camper, eventually pocketing the gun while placing his girlfriend in a chokehold, the complaint says. The other woman in the camper took McPheeters' gun and put it in her car. McPheeters then went to his car and got a revolver, which he used to shoot his girlfriend as she stood outside the camper with the others, the charges say.
She was dropped off at Fairview Southdale Hospital and told authorities there that McPheeters had shot her. She was later taken to Hennepin County Medical Center, where she was listed in critical condition.
Police followed McPheeters by tracking his phone to Washington County and then into Wisconsin, where he was arrested by the St. Croix County Sheriff's Office. A semiautomatic handgun, a .44 caliber revolver and three pipe bombs were found in McPheeters' car, according to authorities.