Converse police expect more arrests in 16-year-old boy's shooting death

David Louis Martinez charged in connection with killing of Reginald Adams

CONVERSE, Texas – Converse police said they expect to make as many as two more arrests in connection with the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy.

Police took David Louis Martinez, 30, into custody late Sunday on outstanding warrants. He was later charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of Reginald "Reggie" Adams.

The teen was gunned down in the parking lot of the Town Square Apartments around 1 p.m. Sunday, moments after he left home, police said.

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"It was a deal between multiple people, set up to buy narcotics. And during that time frame is when guns were produced," said Capt. Robert Avella of the Converse Police Department.

Avella said Martinez confessed to the crime, telling them that the deal turned into a robbery which ended with Adams being shot.

"We've seen drug-deal homicides before, but they're typically in the adult stages, not necessarily in the juvenile, 16 year olds," Avella said.

Witnesses and surveillance cameras are getting credit for helping police make the quick arrest.


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