AN infamous drug kingpin was killed in a drive-by shooting – six years after going into witness protection for “snitching” on a friend.
Alpo Martinez, 55, was shot around five times as he sat in his 2017 Dodge Ram car at around 3:30am in Harlem on Sunday.
Drug dealer Alberto Martinez was shot dead in his car in Harlem, New York on Sunday[/caption]
Pictures show his red Dodge truck riddled with bullet holes[/caption]
Martinez was shot in the chest, chin, and arm and was rushed to Harlem Hospital where medics pronounced him dead.
Cops found ID in the name of Abraham Rodriguez as the drug kingpin had lived under witness protection after testifying against dealers.
Pictures show the shattered windows of the truck that were riddled with bullet holes.
It’s reported that the drug dealer lost consciousness after he was shot and crashed into a parked car.
Cops told the New York Post that the 55-year-old was “in danger” as soon as he returned to Harlem.
A police source said: “You were in the witness protection program because you testified against other drug dealers.
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“You’d make a lot of enemies who have a score to settle. When you return to the same area, word will get out very fast. He’s back in the zone.”
Martinez dealt drugs in Harlem during the mid-1980s before he was arrested in Washington DC in 1991.
He was charged with 14 counts of murder before becoming a government witness.
In a 1999 interview with F.E.D.S. magazine, Martinez described shooting friend Richard Porter because he suspected he was cutting in on drug deals, the New York Times reports.
Martinez was released from jail in 2015. He was serving a 35-year prison sentence at ADX Florence prison in Colorado.
The notorious drug dealer has featured in the lyrics of songs produced by Jay Z, Nas, and the rapper 50 Cent.
Cops say Martinez crashed into a parked car after being shot[/caption]
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