K’Juan Deshawn Martin

K’Juan Deshawn Martin

Duncan Police arrested a man one day after he was accused of shooting someone in the leg for “disrespecting him in front of his homeboys.”

According to court documentation, K’Juan Deshawn Martin, 23 of Duncan, is charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon after two or more felony convictions and possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

Reports from police show they responded to a call at Duncan Regional just before 1 a.m. Saturday Dec. 7. Upon arrival to the hospital, they made contact with the victim who had sustained a gunshot wound to the left calf. The victim told police they were in town visiting family, stopped at a local convenience store on Friday night where they ran into a family member who needed a ride back to Elm Terrace apartments.

Records show the victim and the family member went inside an apartment at the complex and around 9:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6. The victim was walking toward their car when Martin allegedly ran up, wearing black clothing and pulled out a handgun, pointing it at the victim’s head and upper chest area.

The victim reported Martin yelled at them about “disrespecting him in front of his homeboys” and said he was very upset with the victim. Reports state the victim tried to talk Martin down, though he was belligerent and kept pointing the gun below the victim’s waist.

The victim said Martin allegedly closed his eyes and pulled the trigger, resulting in the gunshot wound to the leg, reports state. Martin then began “freaking out” and asked if he shot the victim. Martin allegedly told the victim to take the gun, but the victim was in a state of shock. Reports state Martin fled the scene and it was reported he may have left the area in a black car.

In an interview with police, the victim told police they got into a fight with Martin about a month prior because they were at a convenience store and cherry syrup accidentally sprayed on Martin’s pants.

Police found Martin one day later around 5:34 p.m. Dec. 7 driving a black car in the 400 block of N. B Street. Police pulled the vehicle over and asked Martin to step out of the car, where he was checked for weapons and placed in a patrol unit.

Police noted in their report a strong odor of marijuana in the vehicle, where they allegedly found three rolled marijuana cigarettes in the driver side door handle and a medical marijuana container in the middle cup holder. Martin admitted, according to reports, to not having a medical marijuana card. His driver’s license was also expired.

In an interview with police, Martin allegedly said he had smoked marijuana and taken Xanax that Friday night when the shooting happened and didn’t remember if he had gone to Elm Terrace or not. Reports show Martin later advised he probably did go to Elm Terrace because he goes there every day but didn’t remember getting out of his car. He said he didn’t get into an argument or fight with anyone, according to reports, and said the victim was lying and that he didn’t shoot them. He also denied talking to the victim at all that evening.

Bond for Martin is set at $250,000. He is set to reappear in court for a preliminary hearing conference at 9 a.m. Feb. 19, 2020.

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