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Alfred Flores's chewing gum leads to bust for head-shot murder of Manuel Martinez


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Near 3rd and Santa Fe, where Martinez is said to have been executed.
On the evening in question, Flores and Martinez were said to have been playing pool when the latter "started talking smack and bragging" -- which might not have been an insurmountable problem had Martinez not allegedly announced during a drive near Santa Fe and 3rd that "he was fucking Marquise," Flores's girlfriend

At that point, the informant continued, Flores allegedly asked Arze-Beltran for his gun and shot Martinez in the head while the Acura was in the middle of the intersection. Afterward, the narrative maintains that Flores and company changed their clothes and burned what they were wearing along with the car itself.

"That's how they do it in California," Flores allegedly told him.

Yet another source who claims to have spoken with Flores says that after the killing, he took Martinez's money -- $6,000, according to Casillas -- and Arze-Beltran grabbed his drugs before dumping the body off South Platte River Drive.

These witnesses provided authorities with plenty of evidence against Flores. But the lab techs offered one more bit of assistance. Last month, they confirmed that DNA on the gum matched Flores.

Last week, Flores was taken into custody and was held without bond on a single count of first-degree murder. He was scheduled to make his first court appearance this week.

Look below to see a larger version of his booking photo, followed by the aforementioned arrest affidavit.

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Alfred Flores.

Alfred Flores Arrest Affidavit

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SINIST3RWON
SINIST3RWON

Mr. Flores looks like another one of them dirty scraps from kalifas....ese,ese.

j.m.s.
j.m.s.

My Nephew Mijo will get justice no doubt so screw all you dummys who think any diffrent...REST IN PARADISE MANUEL!!!!   LOVE YOU MY NEPHEW......Melina Love ALL DAY

j.m.s.
j.m.s.

MY NEPHEW WILL GET JUSTICE BEST BELIEVE THAT......ANYONE WHO THINKS DIFFRENT SEE YOU AT COURT.....MELINA LOVE ALL DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bravez211
bravez211

My primo can handle his own wit just his hands trust he lost only 1 fight and thats when he was only 12 he been locked up b4 and took care of buisness and he will keep taken care of buisness..... Love you primo keep your head up no matter what and we are always here for you whatever you need we got you.!!..

freerayone
freerayone

Mijo was a good dude this bitch ass tweeker took him, in a cowardly way.. and Flores you better pray to god that you die before you go to prison cuzz your as good as done!!!!! So go-ahead and kill yourself NOW!!!! RIP MIJO YOU WILL BE MISSED.....

John Patrick Garcia
John Patrick Garcia

Lived on 2nd- 3rd & Santa Fe block... Too many shootings go on there. Glad I moved.

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

@John Patrick Garcia  When did you live there ? I lived in the warehouse w/ the purple door .

We used the entire back area for parties that usually drew around 200 people. We NEVER had problems as this. Of course we are talking 15 yrs or so back before it got trashy .

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