Arrests of Suspects in 2021 Wilmington Murder of 12-year-old boy NR22282ah

September 30, 2022

Los Angeles: On December 6, 2021, around 4:45 p.m., the suspects were in the area of Denni Street and Blinn Avenue, opened fire on a black Dodge Durango, killing the front passenger, 12-year-old Alexander Alvarado. The driver of the Dodge Durango, as well as 9-year old girl who was at the Wilmington Park Elementary School were also shot and injured.

The U.S Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, Los Angeles Police Department’s Harbor Divisions Gang Impact Team, and South Bureau Homicide Division, coordinated the investigation and arrests.

On September 27, 2022, 21-year-old Damian Ulysses Martinez, and 19-year-old Gabriel Martinez, both residents from Wilmington, CA., were arrested and booked for 187 (a) PC-Murder.

Damian Ulysses Martinez, Booking No. 6472199
Gabriel Martinez, Booking No. 6472337

The case was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for filing consideration on Thursday, September 29, 2022.

Anyone having additional information on this homicide is urged to contact South Bureau Homicide Divisions Detective Mehra Newby, at 323-786-5146. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.