San Angelo Man Arrested for Violent Drive-by Shooting in East San Angelo


SAN ANGELO- A San Angelo man has been arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly shooting another individual with a shotgun.

According to police documents, San Angelo police responded to the 1000 block S. Bell St. at about 1:10 a.m. on June 10, 2022, in regards to a shooting. The responding officer was advised on scene that the victim was injured by two gunshots fired at a vehicle he was occupying.

Th investigating officer was able to located and arrest co-defendant Joshua Cabrera at the 300 block of N. Bell St. after learning information from witnesses that Cabrera was driving a blue Chevy Tahoe that arrived residence where the shooting took place. A backseat passenger allegedly shot two rounds into a vehicle parked in the front yard that was occupied by the victim and several witnesses.

The investigator personally spoke with Cabrera who waived his Miranda Rights prior to being interviewed.

Cabrera initially told the investigator that he had driven to a friend’s house earlier on June 9, 2022, where he went to Wal-Mart with another person in a different vehicle. When confronted on this initial statement, Cabrera admitted that he lied about his whereabouts

Cabrera then stated he was preparing to drive to the 2000 block of Christoval Rd. to deliver some doorknobs to a female friend. Prior to leaving his residence, he was asked by another co-defendant, identified as John Medina, if he could ride with him, to which Cabrera agreed. Medina got into the vehicle, along with Cabrera and the defendant, who was identified as Sucio, later identified as Justin Wyatt Martinez.

Cabrera stated that the three of them proceeded to drive from the 300 block of N. Bell St. and headed south on Bell St. Cabrera then states as he was passing the residence on S. Bell St., he observed one of the witnesses in the yard.

Medina allegedly told Cabrera to turn around because the witness had a smash on site order and this witness was likely with the victim, who also had a smash on site order because people suspected him of committing a crime.

Cabrera then allegedly turned the blue Chevy Tahoe around and drove slowly north on Bell St. in front of the residence. He suspected Medina would hash out his issues with the witness but when he turned to look in the backseat, Martinez was halfway out of the back passenger window yelling at the witness.

Cabrera then states that he allegedly heard one gunshot, then the rack of a shotgun, then another gunshot. He then drove back to the 300 block of N. Bell St. where Medina and Martinez allegedly fled

After agreeing to be shown a photographic lineup, Cabrera identified Martinez as Sucio and as the defendant in the backseat that fired the gunshots.

The investigator then spoke with another witness who stated that she knew of the issues between the victim and Martinez and immediately suspected that Martinez fired the gunshots. In a text thread, investigators learned that Martinez, who was using the name Jay Sucio, was hiding from police who were searching the area.

Over the course of this text conversation, Martinez claimed to be at a trailer house near Spaulding St. and texted, “I know what happened I was the one they are looking for.”.

Martinez was arrested and booked into the Tom Green County Detention Facility on June 10, 2022 and has a $100,000 bond.

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