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Longmont police announce arrest in connection to man found dead in stolen car

A 34-year-old man was found dead in a stolen car in Longmont early the morning of June 3.
Richard Martinez has been arrested in connection to the shooting death of Matthew Bond on June 3, according to Longmont Police. (Photo credit: Longmont Fire, Police and Community Health and Resilience Facebook page)

Longmont police on Friday announced an arrest has been of a man believed to be connected to a homicide earlier in the week.

Richard Martinez was arrested with assistance from Espanola Police Department and New Mexico State Police, according to a Facebook post from Longmont Police.

Martinez was identified as a suspect in the shooting of Matthew Bond, 34, who was found dead in a stolen car early Wednesday morning  on Valentine Lane in Longmont, more than an hour after police responded to reports of a possible shooting in the 1200 block of Hunter Court in the northwest portion of the city.

Martinez was seen by a surveillance team at a home of a relative in Espanola, according to Longmont Police. After he was seen leaving the home, officers and state police attempted to contact him and he fled at high speed, according to police. Martinez fled on foot after crashing and was apprehended a short time later, according to the post.

Longmont Police are not seeking additional suspects in connection with the case. Anyone with information about the crime who has not talked to detectives or officers is asked to call Det. Sgt. Matt Cage at 303-651-8520.