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Social media posts may have played a part in deadly northern New Mexico shooting

Ryan Laughlin
October 09, 2018 03:46 PM

ESPANOLA, N.M.- New Mexico State Police believe a suspect in a deadly shooting near Espanola was shooting at other cars earlier in the day.

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State Police said a woman told police her car had been shot Thursday. The report came in before the shooting that killed Cameron Martinez.

Police believe Mark Hice is behind both shootings.

Investigators believe Hice thought a group of people wanted to find him and shoot him, leading him to try and locate them.

Social media posts and comments show people pictured with guns, hurling insults at Hice.

In response to the social media posts, Hice posted a message that read, “I bet they sit there thinking how they could take wack (sic) pictures like that to try and intimidate me.”

Hice, Anton Martinez, Axel Zamarron and Hice’s girlfriend Brittany Garcia have been arrested in connection to the shooting death of Martinez. Police don't believe he was one of the people who threatened Hice on social media.

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