ORLANDO, Fla. - A woman who gained fame as the world's best-known female boxer was seriously injured by her husband on Tuesday, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.
Christy Martin, 42, flagged down a motorist about 6:45 p.m. The motorist took her to the hospital, where doctors determined that she had been shot and stabbed in the torso and left leg. She is expected to survive her injuries, sheriff's officials said.
Martin was conscious when deputies arrived at the hospital and was able to tell them that her attacker was her husband, 66-year-old James "Jim" Martin.
Christy Martin returned to her home after being away for a few days and said her husband confronted her inside their home, according to the sheriff's office.
"The victim told deputies she was able to get out of the house after being stabbed and flag down the motorist who drove her to the hospital," spokesman Jim Solomons said in a news release. "She did not realize she had been shot during the altercation." Investigators did not find Jim Martin at the couple's Apopka home, but they reported seeing evidence of a violent struggle.
Authorities continue to search for Jim Martin, who is described as a 5-10, 165-pound, bald man with brown eyes.