Suspect arrested in overnight shooting, victim in critical condition (Press Release)

by Public Information Officer, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 13:48 (1378 days ago)

Suspect -- Joe Adam Martinez, DOB 8/30/1995
Victim – Steven Alfonso Flores, DOB 2/12/1995

ABILENE TX- On Monday, May 11, 2015 at approximately 11 p.m. Abilene Police responded to an injured subject call in the 1100 block of Peach Street. Police arrived on scene and found Steven Alfonso Flores with a gunshot wound to his upper torso area. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment, and is listed in critical condition.

The suspect was known to the victim, and fled the scene prior to police arrival. The suspect was identified as Joe Adam Martinez, and was later located at another location within the city limits. Police were called to this location for a disturbance, and after consent was given by the home owner the suspect was located. Police were also able to locate a weapon allegedly used in this crime. Joe Adam Martinez was taken to the Abilene/Taylor County Law Enforcement Center and interviewed. Martinez was then arrested for Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon. He is being held on bonds totaling $35,000.

The investigation continues, and no further information will be released at this time


Joe Adam Martinez

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