BOSTON – A member of the New Bedford Chapter of the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation pleaded guilty this week to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition following an investigation into an armed robbery in New Bedford and a shooting in Boston in April 2020.
Ramon Martinez, who is also known in the gang as “King Razor,” 26, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper scheduled sentencing for March 11, 2021. In July 2020, Martinez was charged by criminal complaint.
On April 30, an individual in New Bedford was robbed and punched by two men who were in a black Ford Fusion. The men put a knife to the victim’s back and stole his wallet and motorized scooter. The victim was targeted because he beeped his horn at a friend and the men in the Ford Fusion believed that the victim was honking at them. Martinez, a known member of the Latin Kings, was later identified as one of the robbers and a warrant issued for his arrest.
Also on April 30, police responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Callender Street in Boston where three .45 caliber casings were recovered. Martinez’s SnapChat account included postings related to this shooting incident.
On May 7, police witnessed Martinez exit a residence on Crapo Street in New Bedford and walk