Tuesday, March 01, 2022

Suspect Arrested in Murder of Alpo Martinez

Last year infamous hood celebrity drug dealer Alpo Martinez was gunned down in Harlem [click here if you missed that]. 

Now a suspect has been detained...

Harlem gang lord Alberto “Alpo” Martinez wasn’t executed for his betrayal of fellow drug dealers — he got shot because he drove like a jerk, the Daily News has learned.
Accused gunman Shakeem Parker, 27, nursed a monthslong grudge against the well-known kingpin following a road rage confrontation over the summer, according to an NYPD source with knowledge of the case. Martinez, who had a habit of aggressively driving close to pedestrians, struck Parker with his motorcycle, the source said.
Parker, who was on foot at the time of the minor crash, was still seething about the incident on Halloween at around 3:20 a.m. when he saw Martinez drive by in a red Dodge Ram pickup truck in Harlem, according to the source.
“There’s no indication that this was anything other than a crime of opportunity,” said the source.