YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — A man charged with wounding a woman in 2021 pleaded guilty Tuesday in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.

The attorneys in the case are recommending Damon Jefferson, 29, of Youngstown, spend six to nine years in prison after he pleaded guilty before Judge Anthony Donofrio in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court to a charge of felonious assault.

Sentencing will be at a later date.

Jefferson is accused of shooting his girlfriend early Nov. 29, 2021, on Rush Boulevard.

Police did not release a motive. Jefferson was taken into custody almost immediately after the shooting.

He has been free on $45,000 bond since his arraignment in municipal court.

The woman who was wounded had to undergo surgery but has since recovered.