MADISONVILLE, MADISON COUNTY - Madisonville Police say Jose Martinez shot and killed his ex-wife in front of her house on Sunday evening.
Police say Martinez, 47, drove over to the home in the 700 block of E. Morris Street at 7:25 p.m., got out of his car and started shooting at his ex-wife, Angelina Martinez, 44. Angelina was hit multiple times and killed. Authorities say Martinez then fled the house in his car.
Martinez didn't get very far. Madisonville Police, along with Texas DPS and Madison County Sheriff's, found that Martinez crashed his car in the 3000 block of Highway 75, south of town. He was taken into custody and transported to St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan.
Jose Martinez is being charged with First Degree Murder. He's in the Madison County Jail under a $1.5 million bond. The Madison County District Attorney's Office, the Madisonville CISD Police Department, the Madison County Sheriff's Office, Texas DPS, and the Texas Rangers are helping Madisonville PD investigate this shooting.