A Pine Bluff man who allegedly shot his girlfriend Wednesday night surrendered to police after initially fleeing from the scene.

A Pine Bluff man who allegedly shot his girlfriend Wednesday night surrendered to police after initially fleeing from the scene.

Rashune Williams, 20, allegedly shot Christine Thompson, 23, in the leg, after the two had an altercation, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing for Williams Thursday.

Detective Brad Vilches reported that police were sent to 3201 S. Fir St. at about 6:30 p.m. in response to a reported armed disturbance, and found Thompson bleeding from a wound to the leg.

Kizer said Thompson told officers she and Williams had been involved in an altercation, and when she picked up a large knife and tried to chase him out of her apartment, he shot her in the leg.

Capt. Greg Shapiro reported that Thompson was taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center where she was treated for what was described as a “non-life threatening wound.”

Kizer said when Williams surrendered, he waived his right to an attorney and claimed he had fired a shot but said he shot into the ground. Thompson also reportedly claimed that after the shooting, he ran into a wooded area where he disposed of the gun.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $50,000 bond for Williams after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with second-degree domestic battery.

Kearney also ordered Williams to have no contact with Thompson until the case is settled, and to come back to court March 22.