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Peddler's Pistol Traced to Virginia Gun Show

Saturday, December 12, 2009

A machine pistol used by a street peddler and aspiring rapper shot dead in a Times Square gunfight was purchased from a Virginia gun shop by a woman who reported it stolen 10 days after she bought it, police say. Raymond Martinez, who wrote songs about staring down cops in Times Square and hawked CDs to tourists, was carrying a stolen Mac-10 pistol and a pocketful of business cards from Virginia gun dealers - including the one where the gun was purchased - when he was killed by a plainclothes officer near the Marriott Marquis hotel.

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