Husband arrested after Martinez shooting sends woman to hospital

Robert White
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Published: Jun. 24, 2021 at 8:45 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 24, 2021 at 10:11 AM EDT
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MARTINEZ, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A suspect has been arrested in Aiken County on suspicion of shooting his wife in Martinez, according to authorities.

The woman was shot in her left leg below the knee Wednesday night at 4018 Tallman Drive, according to Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Steve Morris.

Deputies found the 22-year-old victim sitting on the ground in the driveway after authorities were notified around 11 p.m. The arriving deputies began first aid, applying a tourniquet to stop the bleeding and wrapping a bandage around the gunshot wound.

The victim was taken to an Augusta hospital for treatment.

Suspect Robert Kenneth White II, 23, was arrested in Aiken County, according to Morris.

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