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APD Releases Details of Recent Officer-Involved Shooting

APD Releases Details of Recent Officer-Involved Shooting

Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021

ALBUQUERQUE – The Albuquerque Police Department released details today of a recent officer-involved shooting.




On July 10, 2021, a homicide occurred at 1400 Cardenas S.E., where Adam Porras was shot and killed. A person of interest was developed in the case, and was found to have a felony probation warrant for their arrest. A plan was made to arrest them for their unrelated felony warrant, and at the same time, possibly advance the homicide investigation. The person of interest, 26-year-old David Martinez, was staying at 1811 Arno St., S.E., which is the area where this officer-involved shooting started.



Date of Incident: Aug. 20, 2021

Location: 1811 Arno Blvd S.E.


On Thursday, Aug. 20, 2021, detectives with a specialized apprehension unit observed Martinez at the home at 1811 Arno St., S.E. entering a car and starting to drive away. They approached the property in vehicles and on foot. Martinez changed directions in the car and drove through a fence in the back yard.


Martinez got out of the car armed with a rifle and started to flee from police on foot. Martinez was given commands to surrender, but instead, he started to climb over fences and flee toward Broadway Blvd., S.E.


Other detectives were already on Broadway, and they saw him armed with a rifle, running into traffic as vehicles slowed and stopped.


At this point, an officer-involved shooting occurred. Martinez was critically wounded.


Suspect: David Martinez (4/29/1995)


Involved Officers:

  • Josh Richards, who has been with the department since 2008, has been involved in one prior officer-involved shooting.
  • Detective L. McPeek, who has been with the department since 2012, has been involved in two prior officer-involved shootings.


Over the next several months, APD will continue to investigate and analyze this incident. Detectives will continue interviewing any new witnesses that come forward and complete any forensic tests. After the investigation is complete, APD’s Force Review Board will forward the findings to the Superintendent of Police Reform to determine if this incident met the high standards of the Albuquerque Police Department. The Multi-Agency Task Force will forward its case to the District Attorney’s Office to make any determination of criminal charges.