Why Did Corey Mendez Martin Kill Gary Gaines?

Corey Mendez Martin

17-year-old Gary Gaines was out cruising Friday morning a little after midnight in Anderson. Unlike many out at that hour, Gary and the driver, his friend Shaquille Scott, were not doing anything illegal or starting trouble. Police say that drugs and alcohol were not found at the scene, and they don’t believe Gary Gaines was involved in gang activity.

So why did Corey Martin fire into the car that night, striking Gaines in the chest and killing him?

It’s been reported that Corey Martin and Gary Gaines were acquaintances, but otherwise there is no motive for the shooting. Martin was arrested later that day, but as of now if he told police why he shot Gaines they aren’t saying. Was Martin out late one night looking for trouble and finding Gaines or was he looking for Gaines? Or was Gaines caught in the crossfire of a beef between Martin and the driver Shaquille Scott?

Ultimately it doesn’t matter, because a 17-year-old is dead. He didn’t deserve to die and Martin didn’t have the right to kill him. The reasons behind this shooting may be interesting, but they aren’t important. Justice is.


3 Responses to “Why Did Corey Mendez Martin Kill Gary Gaines?”

  1. lia on June 22nd, 2010 6:17 pm

    gary gaines was my bestfriend, and now i am without one because a of a bullet. gary was the sweetest person ever, just had a little girl. and now that little girl has to grow upp without her father for a reason that we dont kno. he didnt deserve to die. thanks for taking my bestfriend away.

  2. Rob Taylor on June 22nd, 2010 9:49 pm

    I’m sorry for your loss.

  3. ray on June 1st, 2015 9:07 am

    This should not still be posted on the internet. Corey Mendez Martin was found innocent and the actual man is behind bars.

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