Man suspected of running off with Clearfield girl one of 2 shot dead in Washington state

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  • Tom Smith Sandy, UT
    Jan. 25, 2011 4:29 p.m.

    Cops everywhere need to stop pushing their bravado. They come on so strong that they elicit fear--especially so with individuals who have had a previous negative encounter. Law enforcement needs to back off and do more talking. Communication skills need to emphasized as strongly as firearm proficiency. The current abrasive, abrupt commands and body posturing is dangerous for both the officers and the public.

  • tee79 Port Orchard, Wa
    Jan. 25, 2011 2:31 p.m.

    Just so everyone is clear the officers didnt fire into a packed parking lot. The area of the parking lot where the one officer fired was a little side road to the parking lot where Mr. Martinez was running away towards the woods. Mr. Martinez however did shoot into the parking lot where there were people. Luckily the 3rd officer showed up or who knows who else could have gotten hurt by Mr.Martinez since the 2 officers chasing him were already down and injured. the sad part IS that the teen girl ran into the line of fire exchange as she saw Mr.Martinez get hit and got hit herself. And my heart goes o ut to her family. But to anyone that questions the situation our officers were faced with, well you're not very bright. Those officers did their job & protected our community. you wouldn't be questioning their response had it happened in your little town as you were trying to go shopping with your children!

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    Jan. 25, 2011 11:15 a.m.

    Carman....Who implied the officers were at fault? When I made my comment yesterday, this was not the story I commented on. It has been updated to the current story with more facts. Yesterday, there were no facts to the shooting of the teenager.

    And you are incorrect, an officer would never fire into a crowded mall full of innocent people unless he was 100% sure he could shot the gunman without harming innocent by-standers. Talk about arm-chair quarterbacking!! Where do you get these ideas? Off of xbox?

  • MoJules Florissant, MO
    Jan. 25, 2011 9:53 a.m.

    If the girl had her monitor removed and she ran to his aide, was she kidnapped or a runaway? Had she communicated with him before this? Sounds like a lonely girl who was loving the attention of an older man. I could be wrong, but this could have been a totally different girl, maybe the teen is still being held captive.

  • carman Alpine, UT
    Jan. 24, 2011 7:30 p.m.

    To CJ Miles:

    Your arm-chair quarterbacking is what is wrong with comment sections of on-line stories. If an officer witnesses a criminal shooting at his partner, especially in a crowded shopping center, it makes sense to return fire and eliminate the threat. Unfortunately, it sounds like the girl made a poor decision to get into the line of fire. Bad things happen when bad people do bad things.

    Please don't imply the officers were at fault. This was the result of very poor judgement by the man, his criminal activity (on many levels), and the girls personal decisions. The officers were simply doing their job and were shot by this hoodlum in the process.

  • David B. Cedar City, UT
    Jan. 24, 2011 6:27 p.m.

    Couldn't happen to a nicer piece of scum!

  • Walt Nicholes Orem, UT
    Jan. 24, 2011 6:20 p.m.

    Fly with the crows, die with the crows.

    Its too bad, the whole thing.

    I do look forward to the rest of the story. I wonder why they hustled away the witnesses? Don't they usually want people to see and be able to testify as to what happened? Something not quite right.

  • LuVePacifica WestValleyCity, Utah
    Jan. 24, 2011 5:10 p.m.

    read the new up date,it supposed to be here thru photos.
    my sympathies to thier loved ones in this terrible situation.

  • Eliot Santaquin, UT
    Jan. 24, 2011 3:17 p.m.

    Read the Washington papers if you want more information on the shooting. They are reporting the woman was killed when she ran to the guy's aid and put herself in the line of fire. No information on who shot her--the guy or the cops. They are also saying the woman was in her late teens but no positive identification.

  • tkyle71 Orlando, FL
    Jan. 24, 2011 3:16 p.m.

    For those of you who want more info about this story type in the yahoo search Port Orchard Walmart shooting and it will give links to the stories of what happened. Such a sad story seeing that this girl was so you and missing from a total different state. Her family and the officers involved in this shooting are in our prayers.

  • Cinnamon WestValleyCity, Utah
    Jan. 24, 2011 2:53 p.m.

    The teen ran off from her foster care home,As she got her Ankle monitor off!
    She also had problems all the time running away from home?

    They been searching for these two for a few days now?

    So this is about the story of Washington State
    Walmart store,Amazing Story yet sad story.

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    Jan. 24, 2011 2:32 p.m.

    Not pleased with the reporting on this story. Did an innocent girl get shot in the mist of all this? That would seem odd they would have a shootout with a criminal if he was with a teenage girl in the van? Need more info Desesert News......

    As for you John.......Get a life

  • gmak Spanish Fork, UT
    Jan. 24, 2011 2:31 p.m.

    More info....why was the girl shot? What caused both of them to be killed? Was he using her as a hostage, holding her to shield him? What's the rest of the story.
    So sad about the girl...

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Jan. 24, 2011 2:26 p.m.

    Why was bail for Anthony Martinez's original kidnapping charge set so low? If he hadn't bailed out the teenage girl would still be alive.

  • pburt Logan, UT
    Jan. 24, 2011 2:24 p.m.

    Why was he out of jail? He kidnaps a very young girl, has a history of leaving the state, and is out on bail? The judge and prosecutor who allowed that should be held accountable.

  • EgbertThrockmorton Layton, UT
    Jan. 24, 2011 2:19 p.m.

    Mr. Martinez and his teenage accomplice (until otherwise legally verified as a victim) sought the end that they received. Unfortunately, for the "minor" teenage female, she was not old enough to "understand" the complexities of her "decisions" to associate freely with Mr. Martinez. Let this be a lesson learned, hope the deputies involved recover quickly.

  • In My Humble Opinion South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 24, 2011 2:03 p.m.

    JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt | 1:41 p.m. Jan. 24, 2011
    Beverly Hills, CA
    No room and board for you on taxpayer dime.

    Did you miss the part about a teenage girl being killed also? Is that funny, too?

  • JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt Beverly Hills, CA
    Jan. 24, 2011 1:41 p.m.

    No room and board for you on taxpayer dime.