ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque Police has identified a teenager in a distinct red sweatsuit, now accused in a road rage case near the University of New Mexico campus last week. Featured on a wanted poster published Friday morning, APD says 18-year-old Andres Lorenzo Martinez is wanted on a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
APD says Martinez was captured in a photo on January 25, 2023, wearing a red sweatsuit emblazoned with a brand name “Cookies” in white lettering. The photo shows man who APD says is Martinez emerging from the driver’s side door of a dark BMW sedan at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. and University boulevards. The man in the photo also appears to grabbing an object near his waist band.
Investigators say after the photo was taken, Martinez is accused of hitting a 55-year old man with a firearm. Originally, law enforcement thought the case was an attempted carjacking, but APD says its newly created Investigative Enhancement Division later determined it was a road rage case.
APD says officers have issued a warrant for Martinez’s arrest on a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Anyone with information is asked to report it to Metro Crime Stoppers at 505-843-STOP, or call APD at 505-242-COPS. Tips can also be made online at crimestoppersnm.com.