ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man who claimed to shoot his uncle in self-defense is facing a murder charge.
Albuquerque police upgraded charges against 25-year-old Joshua Martinez after the victim succumbed to his injuries early Wednesday.
Authorities say Martinez called 911 Tuesday to report the shooting, saying 48-year-old Curtis Martinez tried to run him over with his car.
Responding officers found Curtis Martinez slumped in his car with a gunshot wound to the head.
He was immediately transported to a hospital.
Meanwhile, a handgun was seen in a holster worn by the suspect.
Joshua Martinez was handcuffed without incident.
Investigators say surveillance footage shows the suspect was never in danger.