Editor's Note: Because incorrect information was provided by authorities, an earlier version of this story inaccurately identified the suspect who was arrested.
A man was arrested Wednesday night in the shooting of his girlfriend during an argument at a south Augusta apartment that afternoon, police said.
James Clifton Tate, 31, was arrested in Villa Rica, Ga., by the Georgia State Patrol. He was taken to the Richmond County jail.
The victim, Bertha Lopez, 35, was taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center shortly after 5 p.m., according to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.
Tate left Pinnacle Place Apartments off Tobacco Road driving a 2009 gold Cadillac CTS belonging to Lopez, police said.