The man was later identified as 18-year-old Naji Deneutte, Smith said. He had allegedly been trying to steal the victim’s car.
The victim was able to fend Deneutte off, Smith said.
Detectives were able to identify Deneutte as a suspect and executed a search warrant on his house Thursday. There, they found “several pieces of evidence” and a loaded, stolen firearm, Smith said.
Deneutte was arrested and charged with assault in the first degree on a pregnant person, criminal attempt to commit carjacking, theft of a firearm, criminal possession of a firearm and possession of marijuana.