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Man in custody to face several charges after firing shots, causing shelter-in-place order

Dec 9, 2022, 10:43 AM | Updated: 1:08 pm
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Several law enforcement agencies responded to a call of a man shooting his rifle while barricaded in a home. (KSL TV)
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TOOELE, Utah — A man is in police custody after firing over 20 shots at police and neighboring houses Thursday.

The man was identified as Marcus Martinez by a probable cause statement. Martinez will face charges of a felony committed while on probation or parole.

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According to the probable cause statement, police were dispatched to the area of South Elk Meadow Loop on a report of lewdness.

The reporting party was a family member of the man and said they were worried he would shoot someone.

The family member later reported being choked by Martinez.

Upon arrival, police were told “two male individuals/witnesses advised that Mr. Martinez pointed an assault rifle directly at them when he was standing in the middle of the roadway while they were driving in front of the home.”

Officers began staging in the area and Martinez began shooting his assault rifle. SWAT responded and Martinez fired “an excess of 20 rounds over officers’ heads and in the direction of homes that were in the area.”

The act triggered a shelter-in-place order for the area until the situation was resolved peacefully hours later.

Martinez has a criminal history and is a convicted felon, and should not be in possession of firearms.

Martinez will likely face multiple charges including three counts of aggravated assault, illegal discharge of a firearm, felony discharge of a firearm, possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, and reckless endangerment.

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