Update coming on Mapleton officer involved shooting

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Fargo, ND) -- More details are expected to be released later Monday morning on a fatal officer-involved shooting that took place in Mapleton last month.

Four Fargo police officers fatally shot 35-year old Andrew Martinez on August 1st as Martinez exited a house with a gun.Martinez’s death ended an hours-long standoff.

Sheriff’s deputies initially responded to a report of shots fired. They also said Martinez suffered a mental health crisis and was possibly a suspect in other undisclosed criminal activity.

The joint press conference is being held by the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Fargo Police, North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation, and the Attorney General's Office. It is scheduled for 9 a.m.