Jealous lover shoots woman in mouth over phone call, police say

Woman expected to survive injuries suffered at Jacksonville motel

By Kate Brennan, News4Jax intern, Ronnie Rodgers - Associate Producer, Jennifer Ready - Reporter

Booking photo of Jacob Mario Martinez

A man has been charged after police said he shot a woman in the face Friday morning. 

Jacob Martinez, 28, is charged with armed aggravated assault after shooting a woman in the mouth at a Motel 6 on Youngerman Circle, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. News4Jax is not naming the woman, who is in her 20s.

Police said Martinez and the woman had sex in the motel bathroom, and when she received a call, Martinez thought it was her ex-boyfriend and became enraged. 

Martinez took out a gun, waved it around and made threats, police said. He then shot her in the mouth while they were inside the motel, according to the report. 

Martinez tossed the gun and took off, the report said.

The woman was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Martinez was arrested at a home in Orange Park. 

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