Murder suspect arrested, jail records said, at same address as Friday night SWAT callout

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LUBBOCK, Texas – Jail records said Thomas Martinez, 32, was arrested in the 6200 block of 62nd Street on Friday – which corresponds with a Lubbock Police SWAT callout. Police responded to a hotel at that address just before 7:30 p.m. and an arrest was made at 8:19 p.m.

Martinez was charged with murder and theft, according to the jail records.

EverythingLubbock.com reached out to police spokespersons via email on Saturday. We were unable to get more information at that time.

On Monday, EverythingLubock.com was able to acquire information on the murder charge in court records. Martinez was charged for the shooting death of Alijah Viramontes, 21, which happened on December 12 in the 4800 block of Avenue Q. A police report indicated one person died and two others were wounded.

SPECIAL NOTE: This story was updated Monday with a booking image from the Lubbock County Detention Center. It was also updated to reflect that the murder case stemmed from a shooting on December 12.

Thomas Martinez booking photo
Image of Thomas Martinez from Lubbock Co. Detention Center

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