Friday, February 10, 2012

Houston, TX: Police: Husband kills wife, her boyfriend

HOUSTON - A man shot and killed his wife and and her boyfriend in northwest Houston Friday, police said.

The shooting happened in the 7300 block of Yellow Pine Drive shortly before 7 a.m.

Houston police said Diego Martinez, 42, got up and went to work Friday morning. He returned home and found his wife, Alicia, with another man, investigators said.

Martinez used a semiautomatic pistol to shoot his wife and the man, investigators said.

"It appears that he may be jealous that she had this friend, and that's what caused the shooting," Sgt. Colin Howard said.

Martha Nava De Martinez, 40, was shot in the face, police said. She died at the scene.

Investigators said the man, Omar Salazar, 31, was shot in the head and died Friday afternoon at Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Police said the couple's three children, ages 13 to 20, were home at the time of the shooting. None of them were shot, but two of them suffered cuts and bruises in a scuffle.

"She was a good mother for the kids," said Tibo Aguilar, Martha Nava De Martinez's sister. "I don't know why he did this."

Detectives said Diego Martinez, who works as a welder, left the scene in a black Ford F-150 pickup truck with Texas license plate No. AX67304

Diego Martinez recently spent time in jail on an assault charge.

Anyone with information regarding Martinez's whereabouts is asked to call the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

1 comment:

kountzer said...

We don't live that far from that location. Friday morning at that time I was getting ready for the day. You just never know what's going on around you.

My prayers and condolences to the children, family & friends.