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: Tarrant County Public Health Director Talks With Concerned Moms About Kids, Classrooms And COVID-19
According to his arrest warrant, Mendoza admitted shooting Martinez so he could steal the victim’s Desert Storm-colored Smith & Wesson pistol.READ MORE: At Least 10 Dead, More Than A Dozen Injured After Overloaded Van Carrying Migrants Crashes In South Texas
Mendoza’z bond was set at $1,500,000 by a Dallas County Magistrate.MORE NEWS: 'Wow, There Goes The Ground': North Texan Wally Funk Shares Story Of Her Dream Journey Into Space