Names Of Kitsap Deputies in Walmart Shootout

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Names of the deputies involved in the deadly shootout at a Port Orchard Walmart have been released. Veteran deputy Krista Rae McDonald fired the shot that killed the gunman Sunday. 

McDonald, 38, is a 10-year veteran of the Kitsap County Sheriff's department.

Tuesday afternoon, authorities identified McDonald and the two deputies who were wounded in the shootout. They are Andrew Paul Ejde, 48,  and John Roy Stacy, 50.

Ejde was shot in the left shoulder and right arm and is at Tacoma General Hospital. He is expected to be released within the next two days.

Stacy was wounded in the right shoulder and went home from the hospital Monday.

The gunman, 31-year-old Anthony A. Martinez of Salt Lake City was killed with a single gunshot to the chest. A young woman who was also killed has not been positively identified.

Also Tuesday, investigators searched the blue 1994 Plymouth van associated with Martinez. They believe Martinez may have had an acquaintance in Port Orchard.


We now know the suspect and teenage girl killed in the Port Orchard shootout may have been on the run from Utah together.

Investigators say the shooter is 31 year old Anthony Martinez.

He has a long criminal history including kidnapping.

Cops believe he lured 13 year old Astrid Valdivia away from her home.

She was last seen with him but investigators have not confirmed she is the second victim in Sunday's shooting.

They say Valdivia does not have fingerprints on file so they're having a difficult time determining for sure if it is her.

While the investigators sort it out, residents of Port Orchard met late Monday for a vigil.

It's a sign of support for the two deputies wounded.

One has already been released from the hospital, the other is expected to stay in the hospital at least another day.

We'll expect to learn their identities Tuesday afternoon.

When the two deputies arrived at the Walmart just after 3pm Sunday they parked their cars just to the south of the store.  They both got out and spotted Martinez under the smoking shelter.  They approached him.  They say he was very cooperative for a time.  They talked to him somewhere between 30 and 45 minutes before he got up and ran away.

A witness says Martinez ran south toward a wooded area and as he ran, he turned around and opened fire.

Ray Bourge saw it all and says, "He was shooting at this police officer and the officer continued to chase him.  The guy got off four, five maybe six shots total."

The two deputies never had a chance to draw their weapons.  They were both hit and fell in the parking lot. 

Backup deputies went on scene and gave the other two first aid using emergency trauma kits. 

Within minutes the third deputy, a woman, approached from the rear of the Walmart and found herself in the middle of a gunfight.

Kitsap County Deputy Scott Wilson says, "She drove up from the southeast corner of the parking lot, parked her car and exited the vehicle and engaged the suspect with her duty weapon."

Martinez was hit and died in the parking lot. The girl who was with him was also hit and died later at the hospital.

Whether Martinez shot her or the deputy is unclear.

The Walmart went into lock down and Monday morning reopened for business but some longtime customers, like Vicky Munson, fear their neighborhood store may never feel the same.

"I thought about it when I pulled in and I thought; oh jeez this has just happened.  My friend's daughter even told her she can never go to Walmart again. Yeah people are kind of freaked out." Munson said.

In the next few days WSP detectives will search Martinez’s van to try and figure out why he opened fire and what he was doing in Port Orchard.

South Salt Lake City Police say Valdivia ran away  from a foster home on January 18.  Police say the teen has a history of running away and a tracking moniter she was wearing was removed and left behind at the foster home. 

This is not the first time the two allegedly ran away together.  The same teen was found in his Sacramento home last October.  Martinez was then arrested on suspicion of child endangerment and resisting arrest.  According to Q13 FOX News sources in Sacramento, the two met on the internet. 

Martinez, a resident of Sacramento, has a long criminal record including 19 misdemeanor cases in state courts and two felonies.  Martinez was scheduled to be in court in Utah on Wednesday facing child kidnapping charges. 

He pled not guilty to the charges on November 3, 2010. 

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