Transient suspect wanted for December Manor murder arrested in Austin

The man officials say shot and killed a man in Manor in December has been arrested and charged. The Austin Police Department says it has taken 25-year-old Christopher Isaiah Martinez into custody for the December 14 deadly shooting of 25-year-old Jose Cruz Rivera.

A warrant had bee issued for Martinez's arrest in December 2021 and bond had been set at $500,000. The Travis County Sheriff's Office said last week that it believed Martinez was living in Austin and he had reportedly been spotted in the Riverside/Pleasant Valley area.

Martinez is accused of shooting and killing Rivera of Manor on December 14. Just before 10 p.m. that night, deputies responded to a report of a person shot in the 13500 block of James Garfield Street in Manor. Deputies arrived and found Rivera dead with a gunshot wound.

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