Albuquerque man charged with murder of his uncle | KOB 4

Albuquerque man charged with murder of his uncle

Christina Rodriguez & Patrick Hayes
Updated: July 01, 2020 06:40 PM
Created: July 01, 2020 07:39 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Albuquerque Police Department booked 25-year-old Joshua Martinez overnight.

Police said Joshua shot his uncle, Curtis Martinez, in the head Tuesday afternoon, near Wyoming and Copper. 


Officers responded to the shooting around 2:30 p.m. Joshua told police his uncle tried to run him over with his vehicle. He was arrested without incident, and pointed out the vehicle that Curtis had been driving, which was crashed into a tree. 

Curtis was taken to the hospital but succumbed to his injuries Wednesday morning. 

Police said they found surveillance footage of the incident and determined Joshua was not in any danger when he fired at Curtis.

According to the police report, "The video footage shows Joshua intentionally firing into the driver's side of the vehicle after the vehicle was already passing him."

He was booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center and charged with one open count of murder and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

Joshua appeared before a judge Wednesday afternoon where the district attorney's office filed a motion to hold him without bond. It will now be up to the district court judge to release or hold Joshua.

That court date has not been scheduled yet.

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