There was a court appearance in Saratoga County on Monday for Stephen Lerario.
He's accused of firing a shotgun at his girlfriend Katie Gilbert earlier this month.
Prosecutors say the woman was badly injured, and has lost the use of her right eye.
Saratoga County D.A. Karen Heggen says Lerario has a long criminal history, with felony drug and weapons convictions.
If convicted, he could be sentenced to life in prison as a persistent felon.