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Nov 29, 2019

Minor Charged with 3 Counts of Attempted Murder

On Sunday, November twenty-fourth, a gunman sprayed the Martin’s residence on Antelope Street Extension with bullets. That same shooter shot one-year-old Melanie Martinez who was asleep in the house and twenty-three-year-old Mervin Martin, and his girlfriend sixteen-year-old Chanteuse Martinez who were near the gate. Investigators say they have arrested the shooter. On Thursday, a male minor was charged for the crime of attempted murder. While Martin and the toddler have been released from the hospital, Martinez remains hospitalized in a critical condition. Investigators, however, have yet to determine a motive. 


Joseph Myvett

ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crime Investigation Branch

“On yesterday police have since arrested and charged a sixteen year old male minor in the presence of his father for three counts of attempted murder, three counts of use of deadly means of harm and three counts of dangerous harm.”



“Any motive sir?”


ACP Joseph Myvett

“At this point in time, no. We have not been able to establish a motive.”



“Is he the sole person that police are looking at?”


ACP Joseph Myvett

“At this point, yes. As you can recall police had initially detained two other persons.”



“The young lady, do you know her condition.”


ACP Joseph Myvett

“She is still remains in a critical and the other two have since been released.”

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