Apopka Woman Shot, Stabbed by Husband in Domestic Dispute
An Apopka woman was shot and stabbed by her husband in their home on Tuesday evening, Orange County deputies said. The woman, Christy Martin, was taken to hospital where she is being treated for her injuries.
Orange County deputies were dispatched to Florida Hospital North in reference to a white female who was driven to the hospital’s emergency room by a motorist she had flagged down near the Deer Lake Subdivision in Apopka.
Attending physicians determined that the woman, Christy Martin, 42, had stab wounds to her upper torso and left leg. Further examination revealed that the victim also had been shot. Victim Martin was conscious and alert when deputies arrived and was able to tell them that she had been stabbed by her husband.
Investigators learned that victim Martin had returned to the couple’s Apopka residence after being gone for two days. Martin told investigators that her husband, James Martin, 66, confronted her inside their home with a knife and handgun and they began to fight. The victim told deputies she was able to get out of the house after being stabbed and flagged down the motorist who drove her to the hospital. She did not realize she had been shot during the altercation.
While the victim was being treated at the hospital deputies responded to the couple’s home and attempted to locate her husband. The deputies saw evidence of a violent struggle inside the residence however the husband could not be located. Investigators continue their search for the husband who is now a suspect in the violent attack on Martin.
Martin is described as a white male, DOB=12.05.43, 5’ 10”, 165 pounds, bald, and brown eyes.