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17-year-old shot and killed in Adelanto, suspect arrested

ADELANTO, Calif. ( — A 17-year-old shot and killed Saturday in Adelanto was identified as Angel Martinez.

On Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 11:55 a.m., deputies from the Sheriff’s Adelanto Station responded to the 10000 block of Joshua Street for a reported shooting.

Deputies discovered Martinez suffered a gunshot injury while inside his residence. Martinez was taken to a local hospital but ultimately succumbed to his injuries.

(Angel Martinez, 17, resident of Adelanto – photo :Gofundme)

Detectives learned the suspect, Tyrese Lawrence, 20, a resident of Victorville, was involved in an argument with an adult male at the location. Tyrese and the adult male were previously known to each other, officials said.

According to a sheriff’s news release, “Following the argument, Lawrence left the residence and later returned with a firearm. Lawrence intentionally discharged the firearm into the occupied residence from the roadway before he forced his way inside. Lawrence shot Martinez and fled from the residence.”

On Sunday, May 2, 2021, Lawrence was apprehended by the Sheriff’s Specialized Enforcement Division. Lawrence was booked into Central Detention Center for violation of Penal Code 187(a); Murder.

(Tyrese Lawrence, 20 years old, resident of Victorville photo – Facebook)

Angel’s family created a Gofundme to help cover funeral expenses and to honor his memory by giving him the memorial he deserves.

“Angel was a wonderful son, brother, friend, etc. who touched the lives of those around him.” 

Donations can be made via the following link: Funeral For Angel Martinez

Sheriff’s officials said the investigation is ongoing and no additional information is being released at this time. Anyone with information, or anyone who witnessed the incident, is asked to contact Detective Adrian Bustamante- Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail at (909)387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at 800-78CRIME or

(Homicide detectives responded to conduct the investigation.)

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