Man charged in killing of 3 relatives, friends at their Dunn home
Posted November 12, 2018 10:13 p.m. EST
Updated November 21, 2018 5:08 p.m. EST
Dunn, N.C. — The Johnston County Sheriff's Office has charged a man in connection with the shooting of four people on Monday night.
Armando Martinez, 40, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted first-degree murder and one count of felony larceny of a motor vehicle. The incident took place at about 9 p.m. at a home on Woods Crossroads Road in Dunn. Authorities said three people were pronounced dead at the scene and one other was taken to WakeMed for treatment.
Martinez was either family with or close friends with all the victims, who were sharing a home, officials said.
There is no set definition for the term "mass shooting" but in 2015 the Congressional Research Service produced a report that limited "mass shooting" to those that in which four or more people were killed. That is the measure used for this chart.
While most of the shootings listed here occurred since 2000, Columbine is included because of its notoriety; the 1986 shooting at the post office in Edmond, Okla., is included because it is the origin of the grim term "going postal."
|Date||Site||City||Killed||Weapon(s) used||Additional gear|
|05/31/2019||Municipal building||Virginia Beach, VA||13||Two .45-caliber handguns with "several" extended clips|
|04/28/2019||Apartment||West Chester, OH||4||Unknown|
|02/15/2019||Workplace||Aurora, IL||5||.40-caliber handgun|
|02/11/2019||Private home||Livingston, TX||5||Unknown|
|01/23/2019||Bank||Sebring, FL||5||9mm handgun|
|11/07/2018||Borderline Bar & Grill||Thousand Oaks, CA||13||Glock 21 .45 caliber with extended clip|
|10/27/2018||Tree of Life Synagogue||Pittsburgh, PA||11||AR-15, three handguns|
|10/15/2018||Private house (murder-suicide)||Columbia, TN||5||Unknown|
|10/13/2018||Birthday party at private home||Taft, TX||4||Unknown|
|10/10/2018||Private home||Rochester, NY||4||Unknown|
|09/21/2018||Private house||Henderson, NV||4||Unknown|
|09/20/2018||Drugstore distribution center (employee)||Aberdeen, MD||4||Unknown|
|09/16/2018||Private house (murder-suicide)||Silver Spring, MD||4||Unknown|
|09/12/2018||Business office, then private home||Bakersfield, CA||6||Unknown|
|09/06/2018||Office building||Cincinnati, OH||4||Unknown|
|08/11/2018||Private house (murder-suicide)||Clearlake, CA||4||Unknown|
|07/30/2018||Apartment building||Queens, NY||4||Unknown|
|07/27/2018||Home, nursing home (murder-suicide)||Robstown, TX||5||Unknown|
|07/09/2018||Private house (murder-suicide)||Prices Corner, DE||5||Unknown|
|07/01/2018||Private house||Ardmore, AL||4||Unknown|
|6/29/2018||The Capital Gazette||Annapolis, MD||5||Shotgun||Smoke grenades, possible explosive|
|5/18/2018||Santa Fe High School||Santa Fe, TX||10||Shotgun, .38-caliber revolver||Explosives, Molotov cocktail|
|2/14/2018||Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School||Parkland, FL||17||Semi-automatic rifle||NA|
|11/5/2017||First Baptist Church||Sutherland Springs, TX||27||Unknown||NA|
|10/1/2017||Music festival||Las Vegas, NV||58||10 AR-15s||100-round magazines|
|6/12/2016||Pulse Nightclub||Orlando, FL||50||Semi-automatic rifle, 9mm Glock||NA|
|12/12/2015||Inland Regional Center (county office)||San Bernardino, CA||14||2 AR-15s||2 semi-automatic pistols|
|10/1/2015||Umpqua Community College||Roseburg, OR||9||S&W M99 (.40) and M642-2 (.38); Taurus PT24/7 (.40); Hi-Point CF 380 (.380); Glock 19 (9mm)||NA|
|6/17/2015||Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church||Charleston, SC||9||Glock 41 (.45)||NA|
|9/16/2013||Washington Navy Yard||Washington, DC||13||Remington 870 Express Tactical 12-gauge shotgun||NA|
|6/7/2013||Multiple sites, including Santa Monica College||Santa Monica, CA||6||.44 revolver||NA|
|12/14/2012||Sandy Hook Elementary School||Newtown, CN||26||Semiautomatic rifle; Sig Sauer semi-auto pistol; Glock semi-auto pistol||NA|
|8/5/2012||Sikh Temple of Wisconsin||Oak Creek, WI||7||Springfield XD(M) semi-auto pistol||NA|
|7/20/2012||Century 16 Movie Theater||Aurora, CO||12||Smith and Wesson M&P15; 12-gauge shotgun; Glock 22||100-round magazine|
|10/12/2011||Salon Meritage||Seal Beach, CA||8||Springfield pistol (9mm); Heckler &Koch (.45); S&W Model 29 (.44 Magnum)||NA|
|8/3/2010||Hartford Distributors||Manchester, CN||9||Ruger SR9 semi-auto pistols (2)||NA|
|1/19/2010||Private house||Appomattox, VA||8||Unidentified high-power rifle||NA|
|11/5/2009||Fort Hood||Fort Hood, TX||13||FN Five-seven pistol; Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum revolver||NA|
|4/3/2009||American Civic Association Immigration Center||Binghamton, NY||14||9mm Beretta 92FS Vertec Inox; Beretta Px4 Storm .45 caliber (2)||NA|
|3/29/2009||Pinelake Health and Rehab||Carthage, NC||8||Winchester 12-gauge shotgun; .357 Magnum revolver; .22 Magnum semi-auto pistol||NA|
|3/10/2009||Geneva County, multiple locations||Kinston, AL||11||Bushmaster AR-15; 12-gauge shotgun, .38-cal handgun; Soviet-made SKS semi-auto rifle||NA|
|12/5/2007||Westroads Mall||Omaha NE||9||AKM 7.62x39mm semi-auto rifle (AK-47)||NA|
|10/7/2007||Crandon High School||Crandon, WI||6||AR-15||NA|
|4/16/2007||Virginia Tech campus||Blacksburg, VA||32||9mm Glock; Walther P-22 pistol||NA|
|3/21/2005||Red Lake High School||Red Lake, MN||9||Glock 23 (.40); Ruger MKII (.22); 12-guage shotgun||NA|
|4/20/1999||Columbine High School||Jefferson County, CO||15||Intratec TEC-DC9||Explosives, knives|
|8/20/1986||Edmond Post Office||Edmund, OK||15||3 semiautomatic pistols||NA|
|Mass shooting tracker:||https://www.massshootingtracker.org/data|
|Congressional Research Service report defining "mass shooting" as four or more dead:||https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44126.pdf|
The victims who died have been identified as Pamela Jean Ramos, Ledis Alberto Lopez and Jessica Rubioa Agular.
Jose Rubio Arguilar is in serious condition at WakeMed.
An argument took place before Martinez started shooting, authorities said.
Deputies said Martinez left the scene in a red 1996 Chevrolet S10 with license plate number PFD-4913. The car belonged to one of the victims, officials said.
He was arrested after wrecking the vehicle in Harnett County.
The shooting left neighbors confused and stunned.
"You just can't imagine something like that happening...we're just quiet and we don't get bothered by much and then all of a sudden you have something like this happen and it just tears your up," said Wayne Naugle, who lives nearby.
Martinez is being housed in the Johnston County Jail with no bond