Warrant: Suspect Arrested in SWAT Standoff Connected to Ave Q Shooting

Published: Dec. 20, 2021 at 9:07 PM CST
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - We now know who LPD and SWAT Team arrested last week in Southwest Lubbock.

They captured 32-year-old Thomas Martinez, a murder suspect.

He is accused of the attack that killed Alijah Viramontes Sunday before last, near 48th Street and Avenue Q.

Investigators say Martinez was at an after-party in a car shop that morning.

His arrest warrant shows he got into a fight with a group of people, then started firing into the crowd, caught on surveillance footage.

Police caught up to him Friday night, at a hotel in Southwest Lubbock.

This was near 62nd Street and Justice Avenue that night.

The address police provided that night matches Martinez’s jail records.

He is held on half a million dollars bond.

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