Large avatar miguel martinez
  • about 1 month ago Beatriz Mendoz

    Over kill and horrible negotiator plus lies to cover the police officers negligence

  • about 1 month ago Beatriz Mendoz

    The police had armor ... all they had to do was comply or shot him in the leg. Not leave him to a closed casket?

  • about 1 month ago Beatriz Mendoz

    If you can find the original video that has been hidden from the internet you will understand

  • about 1 month ago Beatriz Mendoz

    The police SUV was only stolen due to the officers negligence

  • about 1 month ago Beatriz Mendoz

    Negotiator should have given them a phone.. they took a chance and it was wrong!

  • about 1 month ago Beatriz Mendoz

    The police officer should not have left them a lone after knowing that they can get out of the hand cuffs...

Miguel Martinez, 19
Waxahachie, Texas
June 03, 2015

Agencies: Italy Police Department - Texas

Last updated: 8 months ago

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Two brothers in a stolen police SUV died early Wednesday morning after a standoff that closed Interstate 35E near Waxahachie. Italy police have identified the two men as Miguel Martinez, 19, and Daniel Dankert, 23. One is suspected of suicide, the other was shot and killed by officers. "It's kind of a sad deal," said Italy police Chief Shawn Martin. "You never want to see anybody lose their life." For more than two hours, deputies used the two-way police radio in the stolen cruiser to negotiate with the men inside. The drama was heard live by thousands of people across the country who found the audio feed on the Internet.