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South Daytona man accused of shooting ex-girlfriend in leg, police say

Martin Rubin charged with aggravated battery with a firearm

Martin Rubin, 42, is accused of aggravated battery with a firearm.
Martin Rubin, 42, is accused of aggravated battery with a firearm. (WKMG 2020)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A woman was shot in the leg Wednesday morning and now her ex-boyfriend, the accused shooter, is in custody, according to South Daytona authorities.

Police received a 911 call at 10:52 a.m. regarding a shooting at Bellevue Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Records show the victim said she was outside a restaurant when her ex-boyfriend, Martin Rubin, approached and attacked her, punching her as he said, “Shut the (expletive) up, (expletive).”

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Police said he then pulled out a small black gun and shot the woman in the calf before getting into a vehicle someone else was driving and fleeing the scene.

The 31-year-old victim was taken to Halifax Medical Center and her injuries are not life-threatening, according to police.

Investigators determined the victim had recently broken up with Rubin, 42, and was in the area when Rubin arrived and confronted her. Police said it’s unclear if Rubin knew the victim was there or if it was a chance encounter.

Surveillance video captured the attack and the shooting, according to the affidavit.

Within an hour, police had tracked Rubin to his home at the Bristol Bay condos in South Daytona. He attempted to run away but was caught near Big Tree Road and the Florida East Coast railroad tracks by Daytona Beach and South Daytona police officers, according to officials.

While at the complex, police said they also interviewed the people who were in the getaway vehicle during the shooting.

Rubin is charged with aggravated battery and aggravated battery with a firearm. Police said Rubin will also be charged with firearm possession because he is a convicted felon.