Asheville murder suspect arrested in Indiana

Asheville PD looking for murder suspect
Published: Sep. 2, 2023 at 9:52 PM EDT
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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Asheville Police Department is investigating a Saturday morning shooting that killed one person.

Officers say the shooting happened on East Oakview Road around 11:40 a.m. When officers arrived, they found 37-year-old Ismael Munoz who had been shot several times. Munoz died from his injuries.

The investigation led officers to identify Arturo Martinez as the suspect in the murder.

Officers say Martinez was arrested Saturday night just outside of Ferdinand, IN by Indiana State Police.

Investigators will work with the Buncombe County District Attorney’s Office to extradite Martinez to North Carolina where he faces a 1st-degree murder charge.

Anyone with information about this case can call the police department at 828-252-1110 or send a tip anonymously by texting TIP2APD to 847411.