A man suspected of shooting another man during a disturbance over a woman earlier this month was arrested by U.S. Marshals on Friday, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.

Donovan Donnell McGruder, 23, of West, was arrested after police were called to the 1100 block of Calumet Avenue shortly before noon on Oct. 8 after a 31-year-old man was shot in the leg. Swanton said McGruder and the victim had been involved in a fight over a woman before McGruder shot the other man in his knee.

McGruder left the area before police arrived, Swanton said. The victim was taken to a local hospital in a private vehicle for a non-life-threatening wound.

Swanton said McGruder was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force at an apartment in the 200 block of Washington Avenue. At the time of  his arrest, authorities allegedly found methamphetamine and marijuana on him.

McGruder was arrested on a first-degree felony charge of aggravated assault, a third-degree felony charge of deadly conduct, a second-degree felony charge of possession of methamphetamine, and a Class A misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana.

Jail records indicated that McGruder was also being held on two unrelated warrants. He remained at the McLennan County Jail on Monday with a bond listed at $182,500.  

Kristin Hoppa has been covering public safety and breaking news for the Tribune-Herald since January 2016. She worked in Northwest Missouri covering crime-related issues before her move to Central Texas. She is a University of Kansas graduate.

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