Jobanie Martinez, 21, Sought In Dalton Shooting Of 2 On Sunday Night

Monday, August 19, 2019
Jobanie Martinez
Jobanie Martinez

The Dalton Police Department is investigating a late-night shooting incident on Sunday that sent two people to local hospitals with injuries that are not considered to be life-threatening.

The man who investigators have identified as the shooter, Jobanie Martinez, 21, is still at large. The victims and the shooter were known to each other.

The incident happened at approximately 11 p.m. on Sunday night at a residence on Dozier Street in Dalton. Investigators believe that Martinez and the residents were associates and have been in some sort of a dispute. Investigators say that Martinez went to the residence shortly after 11 p.m. and after being there a short time, began shooting at the victims with a handgun. Martinez then fled from the house. The victims, a 21-year-old male and a 15-year-old male were taken to local hospitals and are expected to survive their injuries.

Martinez, of Dalton, is wanted on a warrants for two counts of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated battery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, burglary in the first-degree, and criminal violation of the Georgia Street Gang Act.

He is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call 911 or contact Detective Matthew Kumnick at 706 278-9085, ext. 9224.

This incident is being investigated and further charges are possible.


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