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Ives + Flores files suit over random shootings along I-25

April 2020, a couple from Chimayó was driving south on Interstate 25 to visit family in Albuquerque. Pat Martinez was driving as his wife, Jennifer Lopez Martinez had been shot and became one of as many as 20 apparently random shootings along the interstate between Santa Fe and Albuquerque in the first four months of 2020.

As for the Martinezes, according to the lawsuit, Pat Martinez still has more than two dozen pellets lodged in his body, nerve damage to his shoulder and neck and lingering dizziness and fatigue. He no longer can ride his beloved Harley-Davidson motorcycle and had to sell it and both he and his wife are afraid of driving.

“They’re having a really rough time and it’s not at all surprising,” their attorney, Laura Schauer Ives, told the Journal. “To have something so violent and out of the blue happen to you is life changing. It certainly changes one’s feeling of safety in the world and they are definitely struggling with, and will continue to struggle with, that.”

— Albuquerque Journal

Ives & Flores, P.A., representing the Martinez couple has filed a personal injury and a property damage suit is filed against the Department of Public Safety and State Police agent Charles Volk, who was investigating the shootings.

Read the full article at ABQJournal