Ronald G. Fox

Pima County Sheriff’s Department

A man hit in the face early Wednesday morning with a blast from a shotgun remains hospitalized and the shooter has been arrested on unrelated charges.

Peter Koepnick, 26, was shot while using a baseball bat to break through a locked bedroom door. Koepnick lives in a home in the 5100 block of North Shannon Road, near West Curtis Road, with his mother and her boyfriend, 50-year-old Ronald G. Fox, according to the Pima County Sheriff’s Department.

Fox, who was in the locked room, fired a shotgun through the closed door striking Koepnick in the face and head., according to the sheriff's department.

His injuries are serious, but non-life-threatening, Deputy Tom Peine, spokesman for the sheriff's department, said. Koepnick remains hospitalized at the University of Arizona Medical Center.

Fox was booked into the Pima County jail and faces one count each of possession of dangerous drugs for sale and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The investigation is ongoing.