A murder suspect is arraigned in Schenectady City Court on Thursday. Emmanuel Martinez is charged with shootings two brothers. The brother who survived spoke to reporters after the arraignment, but only spoke to our Megan Cruz about what happened the night of the incident.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- "I just came home from jail that night," said Luis Gomez. "Family had a little gathering."
That gathering on August 30 would be the last time Gomez would see his little brother.
"All of a sudden, someone just ran up the driveway and started shooting," he said.
Police say that someone was Emmanuel Martinez, 28. He shot at both Gomez and his brother Jose Torres. Gomez was hit in the neck, while Torres eventually died.
Martinez was arraigned in Schenectady City Court Thursday. He was charged with second degree murder, first degree assault, reckless endangerment, and criminal possession of a weapon.
"He could rot in hell for taking my brother's life," said Luis.
That's what more than 2 dozen family and friends of the brothers chanted as Martinez was led out of court.
"That was my baby brother," said Mookie Gomez. "He was a good kid. Gonna be missed, he was loved."
Police wouldn't comment on why they thought Martinez shot at the brothers, but family members believe it had something to do with a love triangle. They said Luis and Torres had confronted Martinez earlier that day about having a relationship with Luis' wife while he was in jail.
Luis denies this.
"No, he never had a relationship with my wife. Had nothing to do with it," he said.
Martinez plead not guilty. The judge did not set bail. Martinez will remain in jail until his next court appearance on September 17.
Torres leaves behind four kids.