BRENTWOOD (CBS SF) — A Brentwood man is behind bars for allegedly shooting his estranged wife during an argument earlier this month, a police sergeant said Friday.

Police on Thursday learned of a previously unreported shooting on Dec. 6 at a home in the 1700 block of Ashbourne Place, according to Brentwood police Sgt. Walter O’Grodnick.

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Further investigation revealed that 35-year-old David McDaniel was in a domestic dispute with his estranged wife when he allegedly pulled out a small-caliber rifle and shot her in the leg, police said.

O’Grodnick said the wife, a 35-year-old Oakley woman, was treated for the gunshot wound at a hospital and released.

After hearing about the shooting from the Rio Vista Police Department on Thursday, Brentwood police investigators arrived at McDaniel’s home around 1:50 p.m.

Police said that upon seeing the investigators, the suspect retreated inside the home and refused to come back out.

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Officers were able to get in touch via phone with McDaniel, who surrendered about three hours later, according to police.

Police said investigators then served a search warrant at the home, where they found evidence of the Dec. 6 shooting. McDaniel was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, domestic battery, brandishing a weapon and negligent discharge of a firearm.

He was taken to county jail in Martinez, where he is being held on $710,000 bail.

Police were asking anyone with additional information about the shooting to call Brentwood police Detective Todd Orlando at (925) 809-7759.

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