DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – An 18-year-old man is behind bars, charged with capital murder in connection to the shooting death of 20-year-old Ivan Antonio Zarraga Martinez.
Police arrested Ruben Mendoza for the crime, which happened on December 29, 2019 at the 9900 block of Rhoda Lane in Dallas. He was interviewed by detectives with the Dallas Police Homicide Unit and admitted to his involvement in the murder. He was transported to Lew Sterrett Jail and charged with capital murder, a capital felony.READ MORE: College Basketball's NIT To Be Played In North Texas
According to his arrest warrant, Mendoza admitted shooting Martinez so he could steal the victim’s Desert Storm-colored Smith & Wesson pistol.READ MORE: Third Stimulus Check: How Could The Economic Relief Package Put More Money In Your Pocket?
Mendoza’z bond was set at $1,500,000 by a Dallas County Magistrate.MORE NEWS: The Pandemic Closed Them, But On Monday Apple Reopened All 270 Of Its US Stores