Martin Sandejo Killed by Mathis Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
100 7th Street
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Police were called out to a burglary at a home around 4 p.m. According to family members, a man was holding a knife when police arrived, and they ordered him to put the knife down, then Mathis Police Chief Pete Saenz shot and killed him. Reports did not specify whether Sandejo released the knife.

Victim's Name: Martin Sandejo

Agency Responsible: Mathis Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 49

Race: Hispanic

Date of Death: May 22, 2018

County: San Patricio

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: knife

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 3709

Geography: Rural

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