Shooting victim speaks about fight with gunman; incident caught on cameras

A Harrison Township man speaks only to Fox 45 after being robbed and shot outside his home. (WKEF/WRGT)

HARRISON TWP., Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) -- A shooting victim returned home to Harrison Township on Saturday after surviving a robbery.

Dwight Martin was in front of his home when a gunman robbed and shot him twice.

He made off with Martin's wallet and cell phone, but Martin's surveillance cameras were rolling the whole time.

He showed FOX 45 the videos from his home cameras.

They showed him being attacked by a gunman Wednesday night while at his car.

"I happened to look down the street and I saw a person coming. I just said how you doing cause I knew he was close by," said Martin. "Next thing I knew, he had walked behind me and he pulled out a gun and he pointed it to my head."

The gunman wanted his wallet and patted him down.

"That's when I decided if he got a gun pointed to my head, what I got to lose? So I turned around again and we got to fighting, tussling," Martin said.

He was able to pull the man to the ground before the gunman fired at him.

Martin's cell phone fell out and the suspect went to get it. As Martin tried to get away, the gunman shot him again, then ran away.

Martin suffered two gunshot wounds, one on his left side near his hip, the other in his right hand.

The 66-year old veteran served 35 years in the U.S. Army.

Now, he's using a cane to get around.

"From now on if somebody walks down the street, they don't have to worry about me because I'm getting out the way," said Martin.

Martin's wife Mary also spoke with FOX 45.

"If they've got enough energy to run, walk up and down this street shoot and fight, then they've got enough energy to work and take care of themselves.," said Mary.

"Guess I did what I had to do. I'm still here. I thank the Lord for that," said Martin.

Martin said he's sore but not in any pain.

He shattered the bones in his hand and will probably have surgery.

His cell phone was found a few blocks away but not his wallet.

The gunman was still on the loose as of Saturday night.

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