Suspect wanted in gas station shooting

Ricky Martin Jr. (Photo courtesy of Fayetteville Police Department)

March 26, 2012 8:40:56 AM PDT
Authorities in Fayetteville are searching for a man wanted in connection with a shooting at a local gas station.

On March 10 around 2 a.m., police received a call about a shooting at a gas station in the 1900 block of Ramsey Street.

They said when they arrived, the victim told them he was pumping gas when a suspect -- who was driving a dark colored sedan with damage to the right front quarter panel -- walked up to him, demanded money and then shot him. The suspect then left the scene on foot.

Police later identified the suspect as 23-year-old Ricky Martin Jr. He is wanted for attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Martin is decribed as an African American man standing 5' 6" and weighing 175 pounds.

Anyone with information on the location of Ricky Martin Jr. is asked to contact detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 433-1856 or CrimeStoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).

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