Catfish farmer shot

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 14, 2007


CATHERINE &045; Wilcox County authorities are looking for suspects involved in a shooting here, where catfish farmer Ralph Martin Jr. was shot before 4 a.m. Tuesday as he arrived at work.

Wilcox County Sheriff Prince Arnold said Thursday the incident is still under investigation.

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Martin of Martin Farms, a catfish producer, was treated at J. Paul Jones Hospital and was transported by helicopter to a Mobile hospital, authorities said.

A spokesperson for the University of South Alabama Medical Center said Martin was discharged Wednesday.