SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — A San Antonio man is in jail after threatening to shoot his girlfriend on Christmas Day.
According to police, 37-year-old Cory Sherrodd Hill became upset over his gifts on Christmas and left his apartment to begin drinking.
KABB-TV reports that he returned to the apartment later intoxicated and still upset.
Hill heard his girlfriend and her son in the bedroom laughing and police said he became angry because he believed they were talking about him.
Police report that Hill pulled out a handgun, pointed it at his girlfriend and threatened to kill her multiple times before pointing the gun at the ceiling and firing one shot.
The arrest affidavit says that his girlfriend’s son was able to diffuse the situation and the girlfriend waited for Hill to pass out before taking the gun and calling police. Police said that the girlfriend knew from experience that Hill would eventually become incapacitated from being drunk.
Hill was arrested on Sunday and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison. He remains in the Bexar County Jail on a $50,000 bond.