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Waco police say four arrests made in September murder investigation

Posted at 8:32 PM, Nov 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-30 18:18:44-05

Waco police said another suspect in the murder of 22-year-old Israel Martinez has been arrested.

In the fourth arrest of this case, U.S. Marshals arrested a 14-year-old juvenile shortly before noon on Tuesday.

The McLennan County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Apprehension and Special Tasks team also arrested two juveniles, a 15-year-old and one 16-year-old, near 18th Street and Clay Avenue on Monday, Nov. 22. A third suspect, 19-year-old Justin Angel Hernandez was arrested earlier on Thursday, Nov. 18, by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.

On Sunday, Sept. 19, Waco police officers arrived at the 2200 block of Gurley Avenue to find Martinez dead with a gunshot wound.

Waco police said Hernandez was arrested on an unrelated warrant, but following Hernandez's arrest, investigators were able to obtain an additional arrest warrant for Martinez's death.