On March 27, 2005, at around 11:37 PM, 17-Year-Old Edgar Martinez was sleeping in bed in the 300 block of W 20th Street when two subjects fired multiple rounds into Martinez’s apartment.
Martinez was struck in the chest and died on scene from his injuries. The murder was the result of an argument in the 300 block of W 20th Street between 39-Year-Old Candice Carter and a group of men she believed to be rival gang members.
After the argument Carter and two other men returned to area and fired the fatal shots into Martinez’s apartment. It was determined that Martinez played no part in the initial argument with Carter.
On January 30th, 2020, at about 4:00 PM, the Antioch Police Department and Pittsburg Police Department served a high-risk arrest warrant in the City of Pittsburg and took Carter into custody for this murder.
The Antioch Police Department credits advancements in technology and help from the community in solving this 15-Year-Old Murder. The Antioch Police Department expects to make more arrests related to this case in the near future.
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