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Man shot after meeting suspect’s wife, police say

Leonard Martinez, 28 (MDC)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Police say a man met a woman online. The two hung out, there was a goodnight kiss.

Moments later, police say her husband shot him five times.

The victim, Billy Ray, was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive.

Leonard Martinez, 28 is charged with three counts of shooting at a dwelling and aggravated battery with great bodily harm in the northeast Albuquerque shooting.

Officers found Ray badly wounded at the Arrowhead Apartments, near Juan Tabo and Central, after residents reported hearing up to 13 gunshots from the parking lot.

Ray, “in a lot of pain only able to give short answers,” told officers he was spending time with a woman when her husband showed up and shot him multiple times.

Police say Ray is expected to survive. Investigators found 14 bullet casings at the scene and at least three people had stray bullets fly through their walls.

Officers found Martinez at his wife’s home, according to police. He told them he had a “perfect” marriage but changed his story three separate times.

Martinez’s wife told police the couple had been “going through a lot of stuff” and admitted to meeting Ray after the two had spoken online.

She told police that, after Ray kissed her goodbye and walked away, she heard gunshots and saw a man firing into the air.

She didn’t identify the shooter as Martinez, according to police. The wife told police Martinez followed her back to her house after she fled the complex.

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