Harlem |Alpo Martinez, Drug Lord Turned Federal Witness Shot Dead

Alpo Martinez Drug Lord Turned Federal Witness was shot in the early hours of October 31 in Harlem. #alpomartinez

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According to the police, Alpo Martinez, a drug lord turned federal witness was shot dead on Sunday October 31, in the morning, on a Harlem street. An unknown man opened fire on Martinez’s vehicle.

Martinez, 55 was at the wheel of his red Dodge Ram. Police sources said that, several shots were aimed at the victim’s driver side window around 3.20 am.

“We waited for a long time for this day to come and we are happy. That’s why we’re out here celebrating, drinking champagne,” a 37-year-old niece of Porter’s who gave her name only as Lorell said as she poured herself more bubbly into a fancy glass. “Everybody’s reaction right now is celebrating. It’s a celebration for Harlem, period. Not even my family.”

Richard “Rich” Porter’s Family

In 1990, Alpo Martinez shot his then business partner Richard “Rich” Porter. His family was celebrating Martinez’s death after hearing about his death.

The bullets hit Martinez several times in the arm with one bullet reaching the chest on W. 147 St.

Police found Martinez gasping for air sources said. He also had a graze wound on the left side of his chin. Medics rushed him to Harlem Hospital, but he couldn’t be saved. Cops have made no immediate arrests.

Alberto Geddis Martinez, better known as Alpo Martinez, or simply Alpo (June 8, 1966 – October 31, 2021) was an American drug dealer of Puerto Rican descent from Harlem, New York City. He rose to prominence in the mid–1980s. In addition to New York, Martinez expanded his drug trade to other cities, notably Washington, DC.

Martinez was released in 2015 while serving a 35-year sentence for 14 counts of murder at ADX Florence, a federal supermax prison located in Fremont County, Colorado. He was released after testifying against former associates and has since been living under a United States witness protection program.

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