Bizarre shooting reported in St. Martin

By WLOX Staff

ST. MARTIN, MS  (WLOX) -  In Jackson County, one man was shot overnight.  However, his alleged assailant claimed it was in self defense.  The altercation took place on Racetrack Drive in St. Martin sometime before 2am Tuesday morning.

Investigators say Marc Marques, 45, was taken to the hospital after suffering a gunshot wound.  While deputies searched the scene for clues, Clayton Obarr walked up to them, and admitted he was the shooter. But he also said he fired his gun after being attacked with a baseball bat.

The handgun and the bat were sent to the state crime lab to be analyzed.  So far, no charges have been filed.

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