On 07/23/17 at approximately 1:30 PM RiverCom dispatch received a report of a male firing a shotgun toward the reporting party’s home and passing cars in the 10 Blk of N Nevada Ave near East Wenatchee, WA.
Douglas County Deputies and East Wenatchee Police Officers responded and surrounded the residence. While waiting for additional personnel and the Sheriff’s Office armored car to arrive, the suspect came out the front door unarmed and surrendered.
He was identified as 35 year old Salvador Garcia Martinez, who lived at the residence. Investigation revealed that Martinez had fired at several parked and moving cars. Four cars were damaged and a 19 year old East Wenatchee man received a minor injury when a shotgun pellet became imbedded in his cheek.
The state crime scene team was invited to help process the scene. Shotgun pellets and plastic shotgun shell wadding was found in neighbors yards and even in some yard sale items that had been displayed in a front yard.
Martinez was booked for four counts of Assault 2nd Degree and three counts of Malicious Mischief 2nd Degree.