Manhunt underway in Texas as police hunt for suspect in triple murder

Source: Midland County Sheriff's Office; MEGA

Oct. 18 2021, Published 12:27 p.m. ET

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A manhunt is underway for a suspect in a triple murder in Texas.

Around 2 a.m. on Oct. 17, Midland County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a home for a report of a domestic disturbance.

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When deputies arrived, they found three victims shot to death. All of the victims were pronounced dead at the scene, according to the sheriff’s office.

Investigators determined Kevin Martinez, 23, was the suspect and he left the area before police arrived. Police have not said if Martinez knew the victims or released a possible motive in the killings.

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Martinez now has active arrest warrants for capital murder.

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He is described as a 5-foot-6-inch-tall man and weighs about 220 pounds. A reward of up to $1,000 is available for information that leads to an arrest.

Anyone with information on Martinez’s location is asked to call police at (432) 688-4600.


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