Man charged with murder after body found in alleyway

Man charged with murder after body found in alleyway

From the Las Vegas Optic

A Las Vegas man has been charged with first-degree murder after a man’s body was found in an alleyway Friday afternoon.

Las Vegas police located the body of 37-year-old Colin Gonzalez in an alleyway between Grand Avenue and Railroad Avenue after responding to a call of shots being fired in the area.

Following an investigation, Joseph “Jo Jo” Martinez, 42, was arrested and booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center.

Chief of Police Adrian Crespin on Friday confirmed the death was the result of a homicide, and that a suspect had been arrested, but Crespin repeatedly refused to answer further questions about the incident, or even confirm the name of the suspect.

According to a statement of probable cause filed in San Miguel Magistrate Court on Tuesday, police arrested Martinez after viewing surveillance camera footage from a nearby business. Gonzalez was riding a bicycle in the area around 2 p.m. Friday when a silver car turned into the alley and stopped. Gonzalez leaned his bike against a wall, and got into the vehicle without fully closing the door, according to police.