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OSP-Involved Shooting Investigation - Crescent Lake Hostage Incident
05/02/2012
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247
gregg.hastings@state.or.us

The investigation into Tuesday afternoon's officer-involved shooting is continuing by the Klamath County Major Crimes Team, Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigation Division, Klamath County District Attorney's Office, Umatilla County District Attorney's Office, and Umatilla/Morrow County Major Crimes Team.
 
ALBERTO QUIROZ MARTINEZ, age 28, was treated at a Bend area hospital for a superficial head wound after he was shot by an OSP SWAT team member May 1, 2012 at approximately 4:50 p.m. MARTINEZ was released Tuesday night and lodged in the Deschutes County Jail on a Parole Violation warrant. Additional charges are pending related to investigations in Umatilla and Klamath counties.
 
Investigators confirmed that following several hours of negotiations with MARTINEZ barricaded inside a remote Crescent Lake-area cabin, MARTINEZ was in possession of a knife as he held his victim, MELODY KAYE MICKEL, age 26, at close quarters as a human shield when they exited the cabin and he was shot.
 
MICKEL was released unharmed and was later transported from the scene by officers to meet with investigators. She was held against her will at the cabin since she was reported missing.
 
The name of the OSP trooper is withheld pending the ongoing investigation and interviews. The 35-year old trooper, an 11-year OSP veteran, is on paid administrative leave, a routine step taken in officer-involved shootings.
 
The cabin location is also withheld until investigators conclude their work today at the scene.
 
According to the Klamath County District Attorney's Office, their office will present the investigation before a grand jury when completed.
 
Questions regarding the original investigation in Umatilla County should be directed to Umatilla County Undersheriff Terry Rowan at (541) 969-1910.