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Cops: Suspect confesses to Saturday night shooting

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Phillip Gonzales, image from Lubbock County S.O. Phillip Gonzales, image from Lubbock County S.O.
Cristobal Torres, image from Lubbock County S.O. Cristobal Torres, image from Lubbock County S.O.
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

One of the suspects arrested Saturday night for murder has confessed to firing a handgun involved in a fatal drive-by shooting that killed 16-year-old Joe Louis Martinez.

In an arrest warrant released Monday, 27-year-old Cristobal Torres told Lubbock Police that he's the one who fired the .40 caliber gun four times in the direction of the SUV Martinez was driving in.

In a statement given to police, Torres says he went to Club Rio Friday night with Phillip Gonzalez Jr. who was also arrested Saturday and charged with murder.

Torres told police there was an argument between his group of friends and another group about a fight from a different night involving Gonzalez.

Both groups left the club, and Torres says Gonzalez was driving down 34th Street near Ave. P when he saw the other group' s SUV coming toward them. Torres says he then pulled a gun out of glove box and fired four times over the hood of the car and Gonzalez kept driving.

Martinez was shot, and was able to make it to another location where he called 911. EMS took him to UMC where he later died from his injuries.

After giving his statement to police, the arrest warrant says Torres called his mom and told her he had killed someone.

Torres and Gonzalez are still behind bars charged with murder.

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