Henry Martinez Jr. Killed by Ontario Police Department, Malheur County Sheriff's Office

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Old Crime Scene Address:
580 SE 13th St.
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Police responded to a call at 12:20 p.m. that Henry Martinez Jr. was holding a woman against her will. Martinez had a knife, and allegedly was threatening to kill 51-year-old Carlen Mercado. Police and deputies responded to a trailer home. After hours of unsuccessful negotiations with Martinez, officers used a flashbang and gas to try and flush him out of the building, but he would not come out, police say. He allegedly held a knife toward police,and they shot and killed him. Mercado was found dead inside, and had apparently been dead for some time.

Agency: Ontario Police Department, Malheur County Sheriff's Office

Motive: hostage situation/aggravated assault

Confrontation Type: Violent Crime

Service Call: Yes

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Henry Martinez Jr.

Death Date: January 3, 2021

County: Malheur

Geography: Rural

Gender: Male

Age: 49

Race: White

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Unknown

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: knife

Threat Level: other

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