Suspect arrested after allegedly shooting 5-year-old boy

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma City police have arrested the gunman who fired on two children this week, hitting a 5-year-old boy.

Tuesday at 9 p.m., a domestic fight broke out in the parking lot at the Heritage Apartments in the 7500 block of northwest 10th Street.

According to police, Maurice Bowens, 36, fired his weapon at two children in his ex-girlfriend's car.

A police detective spelled out the details in Bowens' arrest warrant:

"Bowens then turns his attention on (his ex-girlfriend) and begins breaking the back windows out of (the vehicle), using his gun as a blunt instrument. While breaking out the driver side back window, Bowens discharges the gun and shoots (the 5-year-old boy) in the left lower leg."

"In this case, unfortunately, the child was in the middle of this domestic," said Oklahoma City Police Sergeant Ashley Peters. "It's never a good idea to involve a child in any type of argument. This time, the argument escalated and involved a weapon."

The mom drove her children to the ER at Deaconess Hospital.

The 5-year-old-victim was transferred to another hospital.

The family lives in a neighborhood close to the crime scene.

Oklahoma City police arrested Bowens within 24 hours of issuing the arrest warrant.

Bowens is behind bars at the Oklahoma County jail.

His bond was set at $160,000.

According to the Department of Corrections, Bowens has prior convictions for drugs, weapons and theft.

He is not supposed to have a gun.

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