All Clear Issued After Search for Suspect Comes Up Empty in North Grand Forks Neighborhood
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR/KFGO/KNOX: 5:30pm UPDATE) — The search for a man wanted for attempted murder comes up empty in Grand Forks.
Grand Forks Regional SWAT team attempted to arrest 25-year-old Omar Martinez this afternoon at an apartment in the 12 hundred block of 39th Street North.
A shelter in place was issued and then lifted around 3:45 when it was determined that Martinez was not inside.
His current whereabouts are unknown.
Martinez is wanted for firing a gun at a vehicle occupied by a two people around 9 a.m. Sunday.
An initial investigation into the shooting found that it stemmed from a confrontation the previous night and appeared to be a targeted incident between people known to each other.
A man and a boy were in the vehicle at the time Martinez shot at it.
No injuries were reported.
He faces charges of attempted murder and reckless endangerment.
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Grand Forks Police issued an all clear around 3:45 p.m. for a north end neighborhood after an active situation.
The large police presence was in the 1200 block of 39th Street North.
Police say they are trying to serve a high-risk warrant in connection with a Sunday morning shooting.
It is believed that police are looking for 25-year-old Omar Martinez of Grand Forks.
Martinez has been charged with attempted murder and reckless endangerment.
About a half-dozen law enforcement vehicles and the Grand Forks Regional SWAT team are on the scene and a shelter in place order has been issued.
Authorities say Martinez fired a gun at a car occupied by an adult and a juvenile around 9 a.m. Sunday South Columbia Road.
Police say an initial investigation showed the incident stemmed from a confrontation the previous night and appeared to be a targeted incident between people known to each other. No injuries were reported.