Glendale man arrested on suspicion of killing food delivery driver

Pamela Rae Martinez was killed in her motor vehicle after delivering a quick food purchase in Glendale.

A 62-yr-outdated Glendale man was arrested on suspicion of the deadly capturing of a shipping and delivery driver earlier this thirty day period.

On June 11, Pamela Rae Martinez, 60, was shot and killed in her car after she concluded a quick food items shipping and delivery order in Glendale, in close proximity to Bell Street and 61st Avenue.

Glendale police officers responded to calls about a vehicle driving into a landscaping spot all-around 7:30 p.m., and located Martinez unresponsive within. Law enforcement compelled their way in to the car, according to assertion from the Glendale Police Division. Martinez was pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation identified that Martinez took a image of a gentleman discovered as Rusty French, who was parked future to her on the facet of the highway, right after she manufactured her food stuff delivery. The cause remains unclear. Law enforcement said French and Martinez seemingly did not know each individual other and she wasn’t delivering foodstuff to him.

French told law enforcement he have to have blacked out throughout the taking pictures, in accordance to a assertion from the Glendale Law enforcement Division. A search of French’s home uncovered a handgun that was a match for the one utilised in the capturing, law enforcement mentioned, alongside with other evidence they said pointed to him as the suspected shooter. No other particulars were being presented.

French was arrested on Thursday and billed with 2nd-degree murder.

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