New Bedford Latin King Sentenced for Possessing Firearm
BOSTON — A member of the New Bedford chapter of the Latin Kings gang was sentenced to prison yesterday for being a felon in possession of a firearm as part of an investigation into an armed robbery in New Bedford and a shooting in Boston.
Ramon Martinez, a.k.a. “King Razor,” 26, was sentenced to 40 months in prison and three years of supervised release after pleading guilty back in November to being a felon in possession of a firearm, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
Martinez was identified as one of two men who got out of a black Ford Fusion and robbed an individual in New Bedford on April 30, 2020, when they put a knife to his back and stole his wallet and motorized scooter.
That same day, police responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Callender Street in Boston, and three .45-caliber casings were recovered. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Martinez’s Snapchat account had postings related to the shooting.
Police then witnessed Martinez exit a residence on Crapo Street in New Bedford on May 7, 2020, and open and then quickly close the trunk of a black Ford Fusion before getting into another vehicle. After officers stopped the vehicle and arrested Martinez for the April 30 armed robbery, they opened the trunk of the Ford Fusion and found a Glock Model 30S .45-caliber firearm with four rounds in it, which ballistics testing matched to the casings recovered in the Boston shooting incident.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office says that due to prior felony convictions, Martinez is prohibited from possessing firearms.
Martinez has a plea hearing in Bristol County Superior Court on May 19 for the New Bedford armed robbery charges.