BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore police on Saturday announced the arrest of a man who allegedly shot his girlfriend in the face in Southwest Baltimore, according to authorities.

Police arrested 28-year-old Samal Chavis and charged him in the shooting of a 36-year-old woman on March 21, police said. The shooting occurred in the 2900 block of Stafford Street.

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Investigators believe that prior to the shooting Chavis and the woman had been involved in a dispute, according to authorities.

Detectives detailed to the Warrant Apprehension Task Force attempted to detain Chavis in the 5600 block of Purdue Avenue on Friday, police said. 

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Chavis allegedly avoided arrest by barricading himself for several hours, according to authorities. 

Detectives were eventually able to talk him into surrendering to law enforcement officials, police said.

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Chavis was charged with attempted murder and taken to the Central Booking Intake Facility, according to authorities.

CBS Baltimore Staff