A man is in stable condition after being shot at his estranged wife’s home by the woman’s friend, according to authorities.
Martin Salcido, 28, was charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery in the incident, in which the victim entered the woman’s home and argued with Salcido, according to the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.
The investigation began after midnight Tuesday, Oct. 15, when deputies responded to a report of a gunshot victim at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center emergency room. The victim underwent emergency surgery after suffering gunshot wounds to his arm, hip and torso at a residence in the 2900 block of Glen Haven Drive.
“During the initial investigation, detectives determined that the male victim, 33, entered his estranged wife’s residence and got into a verbal argument with Salcido, a friend of the 26-year-old woman. During the argument, Salcido shot the victim with a handgun,” Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Derreck Booth wrote in a news release.
Booth said there was a single gunshot.
Investigators are looking into why the man was at his estranged wife’s home at that time.
While the woman drove the victim to the emergency room, Salcido went to a family member’s house in the 4000 block of Mountain View Road.
Salcido was arrested by deputies there and booked into the Hall County Jail, where he is being held without bond.
No attorney information was listed for Salcido Wednesday, Oct. 16.
At last check, Booth said the victim was in stable condition.
The case is still under investigation.