Two teens arrested after 18-year-old found shot to death Jan. 23 in Kannapolis

Published 7:37 pm Tuesday, February 7, 2023

KANNAPOLIS — The Kannapolis Police Department has arrested two juveniles in the shooting death of Isaiah Lorenzo Martinez, 18, of Kannapolis.

Martinez was found dead in a parking lot, on Pacific Court, Jan. 23.

A 14-year-old and a 16-year-old are in custody and have been charged with first degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

If you have information about this incident or any other crimes, you are urged to contact the Kannapolis Police Department at 704-920-4000. To remain anonymous and qualify for a reward you can contact Cabarrus Area Crime Stoppers at or 704-93CRIME.