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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-343

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 16, 2018
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    HCSO Detectives Solve 2009 Murder

    The victim died from a gunshot wound.
    • Sunday
    • November 8, 2009
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Powell Road and Highway 41 South
    • Gibsonton, Florida


    Charles Andrew Martinez
    DOB: 08/31/1989
    Hillsborough County Jail
    Tampa, FL



    • First Degree Murder with A Firearm
    • Grand Theft Motor Vehicle


    On November 8, 2009, at approximately 12:15 pm, the victim, Victor Martinez, age 21, was discovered deceased in the area of Powell Road and Highway 41 South, Gibsonton, FL. During the preliminary investigation, it was discovered the victim sustained a gunshot wound to the middle of his back and another gunshot wound to the head.

    Through continued investigation, HCSO homicide detectives developed sufficient evidence to obtain an arrest warrant for Martinez who is currently in the Hillsborough County Jail, previously charged with 2013 homicides.

    Investigation continues.


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