TOMS RIVER — A township man was charged with attempted murder after firing a handgun at a woman's head, police said.

Richard Dugo, 32, on Monday put the gun near her head and pulled the trigger but the shot missed, police said Thursday.

Police said Dugo knew the woman, who was visiting a neighbor. The shooting happened at the neighbor's house.

Dugo left the home and was later arrested, police said. Police declined to say whether others were in the home or what led up to the shooting.

He also was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a handgun.

Before the shooting, he was facing charges for a Dec. 23 incident in which police said he dragged a woman with his car after arguing with her.

Dugo is being held without bail at the Ocean County Jail.