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Woman shot at by man demanding abortion

Published: Monday, September 16, 2013 @ 10:39 AM
Updated: Monday, September 16, 2013 @ 10:39 AM

An expectant mother told police late Sunday night she was shot at by her unborn baby's father, who wants her to get an abortion.

Tanner Hopkins, 23, of Dayton, was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of felonious assault and weapons charges, according to the Dayton police report.

The 18-year-old victim told police she was driving on Guenther Road when Hopkins pulled up next to her at the Hoover Avenue intersection and fired two shots without saying a word.

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The woman was not hurt. Police said the slugs were found lodged in the rear driver's side door.

The victim reported that Hopkins has insisted she get an abortion and he's mad because she refuses to do that, according to the report.

Police were dispatched to the scene at 11:48 p.m. Sunday.

Officers then tracked Hopkins to his mother's house in the 2900 block of Edison Street.

According to the report, officers found him in bed with another young woman. An officer then found the alleged weapon used in the incident, a Raven Arms P25, in the suspect's shorts lying on the floor, police said.

Hopkins was previously convicted of felonious assault in 2009, according to court records.