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Woman killed, Nyssa man dies in police standoff Sunday in Ontario

A Nyssa man was shot and killed by police Sunday afternoon in Ontario. (The Enterprise/File)

ONTARIO – Police shot and killed a Nyssa man who was holding a California woman hostage at a home in the southeast part of Ontario on Sunday afternoon.

Dave Goldthorpe, Malheur County District attorney, said in a press release Monday that Henry Martinez Jr., 49, was shot and died after he threatened police with a knife at a house at 580 S.E. 13th St.

Goldthorpe said two deputies from the Malheur County Sheriff's Office “discharged their weapons.”

Martinez was shot “several times” according to the press release.

After Martinez was shot, police discovered the body of his girlfriend, Carlen Mercado, 51, inside the home. The release said she had been dead for some time.

Goldthorpe said Martinez and . . .