If you are a civilian far removed from street legends of the late 80's and early 90's this #MightNotMeanNothinToYallBut drug dealing king pen Albert Alpo Martinez was murdered in Harlem early Sunday (10/31) morning in a hail of gunfire.
People close to Alpo believe that he was targeted because like rapper 2pac Alpo never traveled without a vest and often road in bulletproof cars. This time he was shot with professional bullet groupings directly in the chest through the driver side window of his dodge ram. According to The New Daily News he was shot on 157th street in Harlem.
It seems their was issues confirming Alpo as the victim because he was carrying his witness protection identification. Later on, his son took to his Ig to confirm the passing of his father.
Once the news hit the streets of Harlem the family of street legend Richard porter celebrated.
“We waited for a long time for this day to come and we are happy. That’s why we’re out here celebrating, drinking champagne,” a 37-year-old niece of Porter’s who gave her name only as Lorell said as she poured herself more bubbly into a fancy glass. “Everybody’s reaction right now is celebrating. It’s a celebration for Harlem, period. Not even my family.”
Martinez’s truck rear-ended another motorist who told police he heard the shots but didn’t see what happened, sources said. The Dodge Ram then crashed into three parked cars by W. 147th St., sources said.
Word of his demise drew shocked neighbors to the scene throughout the day Sunday.
“Alpo finally got caught slipping,” one passerby said. “They shot him in the f---ing face. They finally got that rat.”
“I don’t want anyone to be hurt,” another neighborhood resident told the Daily News, declining to give her name. “But if you hear the whole situation with Alpo, it’s like, damn, now y’all getting to it.”
A group of about six people, believed to be his relatives, showed up at the scene Sunday morning.
“No, God, why!” one woman in the group said, as she collapsed onto the hood of a car, weeping.
“You motherf---ers happy now?” a man in the group yelled.