Durante Bernard Clark

Port Charlotte man arrested after shooting that wounded woman

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. A 22-year-old woman was hospitalized after she was shot Tuesday night, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office said.

Durante Bernard Clark, 22, of the 21500 block of Glendale Avenue, was arrested at about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, the sheriff’s office said. Clark is the woman’s boyfriend, according to a sheriff’s office report.

The victim had a gunshot wound in her genitalia and an exit wound in her back, the report said. She was taken to the Bayfront Hospital emergency room and later flown to Sarasota Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

Clark had blood on his pants when he encountered deputies, who went to his home, the report said.

It’s unclear where the shooting took place.

Clark faces a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.