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Manhunt Over: Triple murder suspect arrested near Amarillo

Kevin Martinez now sits in the Deaf Smith County Jail.

MIDLAND, Texas — UPDATE: Kevin Alexis Martinez was taken into custody on Thursday, October 21st by the Hereford Police Department.

According to the Midland County Sheriff's Office, Martinez was taken into custody without incident and is now at the Deaf Smith County Jail.

Martinez is suspected of shooting three people to death in Midland.

Credit: Midland County Sheriff's Office

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UPDATE: According to a post by the Amarillo Crime Stoppers, authorities believe Martinez may be in the Amarillo area.

At this time police still have not released any information on the case, including a possible vehicle description. 

On October 17, 2021, at approximately 2:00 a.m., deputies with the Midland County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call...

Posted by Amarillo Crime Stoppers on Wednesday, October 20, 2021


Midland County deputies are searching for the man they believe is responsible for shooting three people to death.

Deputies responded to the 1200 block of ECR 124 around 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning to a disturbance call. Upon arrival, deputies found three gunshot victims. All were pronounced dead on scene, a news release states.

The Midland County Sheriff's Office identified 23-year-old Kevin Martinez as the prime suspect. Deputies say he fled the scene before they were able to get there.

Credit: KWES

On Monday, MCSO identified the three victims of the deadly shooting.

The victims were identified as 23-year-old James Davidson, 29-year-old Walter Ayala and 35-year-old Gilberto Tapia-Lopez. All three victims were from Midland.

Three Capital Murder warrants have been issued for Martinez. As of now, Martinez remains at-large. 

Citizens are urged to call the Midland County Sheriff’s Office at 432-688-4600 or Midland Crime Stoppers at 432-694-TIPS if they have any information on the Martinez’s whereabouts. 

At this time, next of kin of the deceased have not been notified.