Shooter in custody following family dispute near Copper and Wyoming


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Department homicide detectives have arrested 25-year-old Joshua Martinez for a shooting that happened in northeast Albuquerque Tuesday around 2:30 p.m. The victim was the 25-year-old’s uncle Curtis Martinez, who died from his injuries Wednesday morning.

According to police, Joshua Martinez called 911 and reported that he shot his uncle at 431 Virginia Street, near Copper and Wyoming. He claimed his uncle tried to run him over with his vehicle. When officers arrived, Joshua pointed out the vehicle 48-year-old Curtis Martinez was driving, which was crashed into a tree.

Officers and Emergency Medical Services personnel found Curtis Martinez inside the vehicle with an apparent gunshot wound to the head. He was transported to the hospital.

Detectives at the scene found surveillance footage of the incident and interviewed Joshua Martinez. They determined he was not in any danger when he fired at Curtis Martinez. After talking with the District Attorney’s Office, detectives arrested Joshua and booked him into the Metro Detention Center. He is now charged with an open count of murder.

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