Kitsap County Prosecutor Russ Hauge says a sheriff's deputy was justified in firing at a man during a shootout outside a Washington state Walmart store.
Hauge said Tuesday he had reviewed the Washington State Patrol's investigation of the Jan. 23 case, which showed that 31-year-old Anthony Allen Martinez of Salt Lake City had fired on two deputies as he fled from them after they asked him for identification outside the Port Orchard store. They were checking on a suspicious person report. Both deputies were wounded. The prosecutor says Deputy Krista McDonald then took aim and fired, hitting Martinez in the leg and fracturing his femur from about 100 feet away.
The State Patrol investigation found that the wounded Martinez fatally shot 13-year-old Astrid Valdivia when she tried to check on him, then shot himself in the heart. The girl had been traveling with Martinez.