Wylie teen found dead in street Saturday; two teens arrested

WYLIEThe body of fifteen-year-old Wylie High School student Nahum Martinez was found dead in the street by a sewer drain in the 600 block of Linden Ave. in Wylie Saturday at about 5:30 am.

Wylie Police Detective Venece Perepiczka said they have arrested two male teenagers, both 14-years-old, suspected in the murder at a residence in the 400 block of Oxford Dr., located about a block away from where Martinez was found.

Officers found evidence of a disturbance at that home and investigators believe Martinez was there before he was shot, said Perepiczka.

Police say a gun was found in a nearby field that they believe is the murder weapon.

Investigators are trying to figure out why he was killed.

Martinez was on the Wylie track team and was supposed to participate in a track meet in Rockwall Monday at Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium.

About 200 people attended a candlelight vigil in his honor Saturday night.

Grief counselors were on hand at Wylie East when students returned to school Monday.

Nahum’s aunt, Mariana Garza, says she wants the teenagers who were arrested in Nahum’s death tried as adults if they are charged with murder.

By J.J. Smith, Publisher


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