Man brandishes gun at two Murphy's Gas Station customers, arrested after standoff




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  • 2022-05-09 17:14:29Z
  • By Alamogordo Daily News
 

This is a developing story and more information will be added as it becomes available.

Robert Estrada Martinez II, 53 of Alamogordo, was arrested Sunday night following a standoff with police after he allegedly brandished a handgun at customers of Murphy's Gas Station on White Sands Boulevard, court records state.

Estrada was arrested on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one charge each of negligent use of a deadly weapon and resisting or obstructing a peace officer, court records state.

At about 6 p.m. on May 8, Alamogordo Police were dispatched to the Murphy's Gas Station, 221 South White Sands Boulevard about a report of a man with a gun, court records state.

A 911 caller reported that a man was pointing a gun at people and then left the Murphy's, court records state.

On the way to the Murphy's Gas Station, Alamogordo Police saw a maroon car with people in it motioning the arresting officer, records show.

The people in the car said that they followed Estrada from Murphy's Gas Station and that they had done so from a safe distance, per the report.

The men told police they were in in the maroon car in the parking lot when they heard what they thought was a gunshot from inside the Murphy's, court records state.

They saw Estrada leaving the Murphy's Gas Station by bicycle when Estrada reportedly stopped in front of the maroon car and pointed the revolver at the men in the car. The men ducked down in fear and Estrada left, court records state.

The car stopped in front of Estrada's home in the 100 block of Virginia Avenue, police said.

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According to court records, Estrada was standing on his porch shirtless, in tan pants and with a black revolver in his hand.

Estrada was ordered to drop the revolver which he did not do as ordered and went into the house, court records state.

Estrada came back out of the house and fired the revolver into the air and challenged officers to shoot him, court records state.

Estrada was arrested shortly after midnight May 9 with the assistance of the New Mexico State Police.

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