Written by AARON CASTREJON
LOS ANGELES - The FBI is offering up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of a man accused of gunning down his pregnant wife, an act which also killed his unborn child.
Octavio Curiel-Martinez, 37, a Mexican national allegedly shot to death estranged wife Ana Maria Martinez, 37, in the home they shared in the 2700 block of Leafdale Avenue August 29, 2018.
Hours prior, Curiel-Martinez allegedly shot at a family member multiple times, but failed to cause any injury. Family drove to check on Ana Maria’s well-being and found her shot, according to the FBI.
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Ana Maria and her unborn child were declared dead later at an area hospital.
After shooting at a family member, Curiel-Martinez fled in a red two-door 2018 Toyota Tacoma, which features a chrome utility box in the truck’s bed. The truck features California license plate number 81718L2.
Curiel-Martinez may be residing somewhere in Mexico, specifically the town of Bolanos in Jalisco, the FBI said.
Martinez was charged with two counts of murder, attempted murder, two counts of assault with a firearm, shooting at an inhabited dwelling or occupied car, two counts of corporal injury to spouse, assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury, two counts of felony child endangerment and six counts of misdemeanor child endangerment.
The estranged couple have addition children, who were not home at the time of the shooting, investigators said.
A state arrest warrant was issued September 5, 2018. A federal arrest warrant followed March 15, 2019 after Curiel-Martinez was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
Curiel-Martinez is about 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs 190 to 204 pounds, has brown hair and brown eyes.
Anyone who knows Curiel-Martinez’s whereabouts is urged to call the local FBI field office, or the nearest consulate or American embassy.