UPDATED: Police in Texas arrested Ian Cameron Reddick, 19, on suspicion of murder for his involvement in the shooting death of Manuel Andres Martinez in West Valley City.
Police records state witnessess said they heard multiple gunshots and observed Reddick, who was in the passenger seat of a vehicle that had just pulled over on Wakefield Way, get out of the car and pull Martinez’s body out of the back seat and onto the street.
A friend of Martinez told police they both went with Reddick to buy $3600 worth of “dab” from him. Reddick told police that Martinez grabbed a gun that was wedged between the middle console and the seat after a struggle ensued between both parties during the deal.
Reddick said he got the gun from Martinez and just started shooting. The driver “Edgar” then pulled over and they left Martinez in the street.
Currently Reddick is facing charges of first-degree murder, second-degree aggravated robbery and third-degree obstruction of justice.
WEST VALLEY CITY (ABC4 News) – A man died from a gunshot wound prompting a police investigation in West Valley City.
The victim has been identified as 20-year-old Manuel Andres Martinez.
West Valley City police responded to the area of 6400 South Wakefield Way around 6 p.m. Wednesday on the report of a man lying in the intersection.
Officers and medical personnel arrived to find Martinez wounded and lying in the intersection. They began CPR, but lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful, and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said one 911 caller reported hearing shots fired, seeing the man down in the street, and witnessing a vehicle leaving the area at a high rate of speed.
Police are working to determine what exactly transpired. They said they’ll continue to talk to neighbors and gather home surveillance footage as their investigation continues.
As of now, police had no suspect information to release to the public.
Anyone with information is asked to call 801-840-4000. You can remain anonymous.
This is a developing story. More information will be posted as it becomes available.
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