CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man accused of shooting and seriously wounding his girlfriend has been convicted of multiple counts of aggravated assault and weapons offense.

Camden County prosecutors say 37-year-old Timothy Horne, of Sicklerville, faces a 40-year state prison term when he’s sentenced July 7.

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The shooting occurred in August 2013 in the victim’s Camden home. Authorities say the then-33-year-old woman was shot in the abdomen and was then taken to a hospital by Horne, who fled before police arrived at the building.

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Horne was captured about an hour later while driving the victim’s vehicle in Camden. Authorities say Horne told them the shooting was an accident and that it occurred during a domestic dispute.

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