Born in: Castilla y León
Age: 33
Offspring: 0
Marital status: Married
Job: Inspector of the National Police Corps
Date of the attack: 10/09/1988
Place of the attack: Izurtza
Guilties: Juan Carlos Arruti Azpitarte, Juan Ignacio Oyarbide Aramburu (muerto) y Manuel Urionabarrenechea Betanzos (muerto)
Weapon: Gun
Killed by: ETA


Martín Martínez Velasco was shot from behind in the Ozaeta bar in Izurza, where he had gone to make a phone call. A few seconds later, his partner Pedro Antonio Fonte Salido, who was waiting for him in an unmarked police vehicle, was also shot and killed. The terrorists got away in a stolen vehicle.

Three months before the attack, the victim had taken part in an identification parade in a court in Bilbao. It is possible that as a result, ETA identified him as a prominent member of the war on terrorism. The incident led to a review of procedures in cases that might reveal the identity of members of the state security forces.