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Man in Port Orchard shootout identified

Post by Mike Archbold on Jan. 24, 2011 at 11:54 am with 17 Comments »
January 24, 2011 2:33 pm

The man involved in a shootout Sunday afternoon with Kitsap County sheriff’s deputies in the parking lot of the Port Orchard Wal-Mart has been identified as Anthony A. Martinez, 30, from Salt Lake City, Utah, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Anthony A. Martinez

Trooper Krista D. Hedstrom said the Kitsap County coroner identified Martinez. He was shot and killed by a deputiy after he shot two other deputies. His companion, a teenage girl, also was shot and died at a Tacoma hospital.

The teenage girl has yet to be officially identified. An autopsy on the girl is scheduled today by the Pierce County Medical Examiner.

According to a story Friday in The Deseret News, police in South Salt Lake are looking for a 13-year-old girl who may be in the company of a man named Anthony Allen Martinez. She fled a foster home where she was staying in South Salt Lake.

Washington State Patrol investigators wouldn’t comment on the newspaper story.

South Salt Lake Police spokesman Gary Keller told the newspaper that Martinez, who they said was 30 years old, may be driving a blue 1994 Plymouth Voyager Sport Van. In Port Orchard, law enforcement personnel are investigating a dark-colored van found in the Wal-Mart parking lot. They believe the van is connected to Martinez.

Last September, the 13-year-old girl ran away and police found her early the next month in Sacramento with Martinez, who at the time, they described as having a history of violence, according to the story.

Although Martinez attempted to flee, he was captured and arrested on multiple charges.

In November, he pleaded not guilty to a first-degree felony charge of child kidnapping, the story said. Bail was set at $25,000, which Martinez paid and was released from custody.

An autopsy of Martinez is scheduled by the Kitsap County Coroner’s Office this afternoon.

A check of public records by The News Tribune revealed Martinez had convictions for aggravated assault in 2003 and drugs in 2006 in Utah.

One of the two deputies who were shot was released today from Tacoma General Hospital, a Kitsap County Sheriff’s spokesman said. The other deputy may be released Tuesday or Wednesday, he said.

Information on the deputies who were shot as well as the female deputy who shot  Martinez will be released Tuesday afternoon.

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  1. cwheereret says:

    When are we going to get tired of this nonsense and quit coddling criminals, and make them understand that they must obey the commands of law enforcement officers immediately, or be subject to lethal force, without recrimination of any kind to the officers.
    Until all people acting suspiciously understand that they are putting their lives in imminent lethal danger if they do not obey law officers commands immediately, they will keep feeling that challenging law enforcement officers is some sort of macho game.
    And criminals will always have access to guns, not matter how many or what kind of laws we pass.
    Pampering criminals is getting us just what we deserve. Total disrespect for our laws, from the crooked executives, to the lowest lowlife with no respect for the lives or property of others.

  2. mattersnot1 says:

    They shot and killed a 13 yr old child just because she was running towards the scene? Was she armed or just concerned about her companion?
    Maybe the Seattle Police Dept isn’t the only police dept that needs investigating.

  3. they must obey the commands of law enforcement officers immediately, or be subject to lethal force, without recrimination of any kind to the officers.

    I am grateful that in this country we have separation of powers, legislate, judicial and executive. I fear the day when the majority don’t understand the reason for those separate powers.
    In your statement the police should have drawn their guns when the suspect did not obey.
    Currently the police understand that they do not have the right to judge and execute.

  4. Hunsaker says:

    When people commit violent crimes, and this guy had at least TWO, he NEVER should have had been allowed bail – should have been held for trial and if convicted, send to prison for 25 years minimum. This whole thing about jail should be that violent offenders get put in jail FIRST, everytime, all the time. WAKE UP AMERICA…

  5. hey Mattersnot1, it says the 13 year old was caught in the line of fire, so she was probably killed by a bullet meant for the suspect. There is nothing to indicate that the Police were shooting directly at her. In fact, a lot is still not known about this investigation, as it is still very early on in the process. So until you have all the facts, maybe you should think twice before trying to connect this to the Seattle Police in any way., or imply that the Police on scene at Wal-Mart should be investigated. I’d like to see how you would have reacted, if placed in their situation. Actually, it Mattersnot to anyone else here whether you actually comment again or not, as the majority of your posts are equivalent to the work of a ninth-grader. There’s still hope for a G.E.D, have you considered it ?

  6. sixpackjoe says:


    Me too, but slowly people start questioning authority and their powers. Like the first poster. He would like to destroy our rights as Americans, just because he knows that all authority must be obeyed without question.

  7. sixpackjoe says:

    wallyz knows all! LOL

  8. BigSwingingRichard says:

    This guy pulled a gun on police, fired and hit two police officers. He may have also hit the poor girl who thought it was a good idea to run into a gun fight while it was going on. She must have thought she could escape with him. Bad choices.

    The official cause of these deaths should be: lethal stupidity.

    Many thanks for the bravery of the police. Our communities are safer because of them. We should all thank the police for their continuing to put their lives on the line for us each and everyday.

  9. swade2569 says:

    How does first-degree kidnapping garner a $25k bail amount? I know the prisons down in CA (or maybe Utah) are full but come on.

  10. fivecardstud says:

    Sounds like the best thing was done. He wasn’t only a piece of garbage but also a baby raper. He was over thwice her age. She was running towards a guy that had a gun and shot tw deputies. What do you think they should of let her get the gun and shoot more people before they stopped her. No one knows who shot her anyway.

  11. fivecardstud says:

    I wonder if he was an illegal alien too.

  12. Why you always be asking if they are illigals..? Illegals are hard working people who come here for a better way of life, and to do jobs Americans refuse to do – they don’t kidnap non-minority children and rape them. So just stop

  13. it should read anchor baby shoots 2 police man

  14. Alaska47 says:

    Nice police work.Two less losers that cannot reoffend.

  15. Sagacious says:


    Illegal aliens are people who come here illegally, reside here illegally and, if they work, they work illegally. Many are criminals in their homelands and continue their criminal, and often violent, activities here. Since there are millions of them here, I believe it is a salient question.

    Those who are working here are also criminals, having stolen an ID and used it to leverage a job, drivers license and benefits not intended for them. They do, indeed, take jobs that Americans will do, i.e., construction.

  16. Thanks for your help Sagacious, but I was was all sarcasim dude.

  17. and you’re the only one who took that bait..! ha ha..

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