A Blue Springs man was charged in the shooting of a woman police found in a driveway balled-up, bound at the wrists and suffering from gunshot wounds.
Jose F. Hernandez, 35, faces charges of first-degree domestic assault and armed criminal action in connection with the shooting. Prosecutors said the woman was Hernandez’s ex-girlfriend.
Jackson County prosecutors requested a $300,000 bond.
According to court records filed Friday, Blue Springs police found the victim balled up in a driveway in the 2800 block of Southeast Sixth Street about 2 a.m Thursday. She was covered in what investigators believed to be blood. The victim had a rope tied behind her back from her left wrist to her right wrist and was suffering from two gunshot wounds, including one through the chest.
The woman, prosecutors say, identified her shooter as “Jose.”
It also appeared that the woman was beaten in the face, court documents state. She remained in intensive care Friday.
Witnesses reported hearing gunshots, hearing a woman screaming and seeing Hernandez’s red car leave the area after the shooting. One witness reportedly saw Hernandez and the victim leaving the residence together.
Blood and rope were allegedly found in Hernandez’s room.