Sheriff’s Deputies Investigate a overnight shooting:
Last night at 11:15 PM, the Sheriff’s Office received a call from the Tiki Bar in the 100 blk of IH45, reporting a disturbance. While deputies were en route to the disturbance they received word that one of the parties of the disturbance had been shoot.
Upon the deputies arrival, they found William Wimmer 37 of Bayou Vista with a gun shot wound to the stomach. The actor, Mark Anthony Martino 56 of Tiki Island was identified as the shooter and deputies retrieved the weapon used from him.
Witness reported that the two men had been argueing during the evening had been separate at least once before the shooting occurred. It was also reported that the two men had an ongoing disagreement for sometime.
Wimmer was transported by ambulance to the UTMB hospital where he underwent surgery and is in stable condition.
Martino was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, he is currently in the Galveston County Jail on a $60,000.00 bond.
Sheriff Henry Trochesset
Galveston County Sheriff’s Office