Daryl Martinez, suspect in Harper NE murder, arrested

Updated: 09/02/2014 8:45 PM | Created: 09/02/2014 8:43 PM
By: Blair Miller,

Albuquerque police arrested 19-year-old Daryl Martinez Tuesday evening in connection with the Saturday shooting death of 27-year-old James Lucero on Harper NE.

Lucero and Martinez were allegedly hanging out and listening to music early Saturday morning when an altercation ensued and Lucero was shot multiple times in the chest.

People hanging out with the two at the time said they did not see the shooting happen, as the two men had walked outside, but heard "four or five" gunshots, after which one person told police they saw Martinez holding a gun.

Martinez has been charged with an open count of first-degree murder.

Daryl Martinez

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