Published: Feb 20, 2014 3:32 PM EST
Updated: Feb 20, 2014 3:36 PM EST

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- A Bonita Springs mother stopped an attack on her pregnant daughter with a warning shot.

The suspect is 21-year-old Scott Snider, the father of the unborn child.     

Deputies say Snider was drunk when he kicked and punched his ex-girlfriend. The girl's mother grabbed a shotgun and fired the warning shot for him to stop.

He did, and now he's behind bars charged with aggravated battery.