Pflugerville Police

Pflugerville police charge homicide suspect

May 16, 2017 - 8:53 pm

(Pflugerville/KJCE) Pflugerville Police say they have charged a suspect in connection with the city's first homicide in 15 years.

Police say they filed an arrest warrant Monday against 18-year old Robert Joseph Uribe, in the death of 20-year old Jose Avidan Martinez. Uribe is accused of fatally shooting Martinez on May 10 in the 15800 block of Foothill Farms Loop. When officers arrived on the scene, they found Martinez lying in the parking lot of an apartment complex. He later died at Round Rock Medical Center as a result of his injuries.

During early stages of the investigation, Pflugerville Police Detectives learned of a robbery in Round Rock at the 7-11 at Gattis School Road and Double Creek Drive at approximately 3:15 a.m. on the same morning of May 10. Evidence found at Round Rock’s scene and Pflugerville’s scene linked the two events.  

Round Rock officers took one subject into custody at the scene of the 7-11 robbery and were able to identify a second subject, 19-year old Mkenzie Marzett who goes by the name "Goofie Gee." Pflugerville Detectives were contacted by witnesses who were with Martinez at the location before he was killed. 

Uribe was taken into custody on a warrant issued by the Round Rock Police Department on May 13 for his involvement in a Burglary on Wednesday, May 10 in Round Rock. Witnesses confirmed Martinez met with Uribe the morning he was killed. He is currently being held in Williamson County Jail on a $1 million bond. 

"City of Pflugerville and City of Round Rock detectives have worked together to solve this case quickly," Chief Robledo said. "In less than a week, this collaboration has resulted in having Uribe in custody. I want to thank the following agencies for assisting Pflugerville Police, the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division (TX DPS CID), Texas Rangers and Round Rock Police Department (RRPD). Thank you to the community for your ongoing support, calling with information, using our CID TIP Line and working together to be the eyes and ears of the Pflugerville Police Department."

Pflugerville believes this incident was narcotic and gang related.

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