ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – Joshua Martinez, 18, has been arrested. Police believe he is responsible for killing another man at a Roswell Walmart.
According to Roswell Police Department, officials were called to the Walmart at 4500 N. Main Street around 10:20 p.m. Saturday night. They were told two men were in an “altercation” before the shooting. After the incident, one person fled from the store.
The victim, determined to be Steve Soltero, 19, was found with multiple gunshot wounds. Soltero was taken to the hospital but passed away.
Officials believe Soltero and his girlfriend were near the checkout lanes when Martinez started to follow them. After a confrontation, the group tried to physically fight. Martinez is accused of following Soltero down an aisle before shooting him multiple times.
Authorities stated Martinez was an employee at the store and was working during the shooting.
Around 4:45 p.m. on Monday, Martinez was arrested in the area near Southeast Main Street and Hobbs Street.