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Jose Martinez a California Fugitive Shot and Killed by Utah Police

Fugitive Jose Martinez
Jose Martinez a California Fugitive Shot and Killed by Utah Police

Jose Martinez a California Fugitive Shot and Killed by Utah Police

West Jordan police officers shot and killed a man wanted out of California after an hours-long SWAT standoff in West Jordan Friday night.

West Jordan Police report that another law enforcement agency was tracking 34-year-old Jose Martinez, a fugitive wanted for aggravated kidnapping out of Sacramento County, California.

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When law enforcement caught up with Martinez, police said he ran off. K9 officers with West Jordan Police Department responded and tracked him to 6800 South Prairie Dune Drive (approximately 3800 West) in West Jordan, where police said he barricaded himself inside a relative’s condo.

SWAT teams were called in and, according to police, during negotiations, Martinez implied he had a weapon. The standoff lasted several hours.

We’re told SWAT obtained a key and went into the condo. That’s when officers said shots were fired, and Martinez was killed. No officers were injured.

We will update this story as more details come in.

West Jordan police invoked their officer-involved incident protocol. Because officers with West Jordan Police Dept. were involved in the shooting, West Valley police are investigating.


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