BRENTWOOD -- A 35-year-old man suspected of shooting his estranged wife during an argument earlier this month faces multiple criminal charges, including assault with a deadly weapon.

David McDaniel, of Brentwood, was arrested on Thursday at his home in the 1700 block of Ashbourne Place in connection with a Dec. 6 domestic dispute there, said Sgt. Walter O'Grodnick.

Police learned about the shooting from the Rio Vista Police Department on Thursday after a witness contacted them to report the incident, O'Grodnick said.

Police said on the day of the shooting, McDaniels was arguing with his 35-year-old estranged wife when he allegedly pulled out a small-caliber rifle and shot her in the leg.

O'Grodnick said the wife, who now lives in Oakley, was treated for the gunshot wound at a hospital and released. Hospital staff did not recognize that the wound was caused by a gunshot, so it was not reported to authorities, O'Grodnick said.

Brentwood police officers arrived at McDaniel's home at 1:50 p.m. Thursday. Police said that McDaniel saw the officers, retreated inside the home and refused to come out. Officers were able to reach him via phone and he surrendered without incident about 4:45 p.m. O'Grodnick said.

Investigators then searched the home, where police say they found evidence of the shooting.

McDaniel was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, domestic battery, brandishing a weapon and negligent discharge of a firearm. He was taken to County Jail in Martinez, where he was being held Friday on $710,000 bail.

McDaniel will be in court Tuesday morning to be arraigned on his charges.

Anyone with additional information about the shooting is asked to call police at 925-809-7759.

Staff writer Katie Nelson contributed to this report. Contact Natalie Neysa Alund at 510-293-2469. Follow her at Twitter.com/nataliealund.