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Man arrested after shooting girlfriend near Texas Medical Center, police say

HOUSTON – A man was arrested and charged after being accused shooting a woman Friday in the parking lot of a medical facility near the Texas Medical Center in Houston, police said.

The shooting was reported just before 10 a.m. at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, located at 7000 Fannin St.

Wilbert "Will" Burse, 36, was arrested by UT police officers and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and family violence.

UT Assistance Police Chief Vicki King said that a woman, who works at the facility, and Burse were arguing in the parking lot when Burse pulled out a gun and shot her.

Police said the woman and Burse had an argued the night before the shooting and he took her cellphone. Police said the woman and Burse agreed to meet on Pressler Street outside UCT so she could get her cellphone back from him. 

Police said as the woman approached Burse's vehicle, he shot her once in the leg.

Burse fled the scene, King said.

The woman was taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries that were not life-threatening, King said.

Police said Burse's vehicle was spotted at an apartment complex. Police said he was hiding inside a friend's apartment and was arrested.

Burse also had an open warrant for allededly driving under the influence in New Mexico.


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