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Ballistic Testing Completed This Morning in Self-Inflicted Gunshot Death of Markquett Martin

2/12/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ballistic testing completed this morning in regard to Wednesday’s self-inflicted gunshot death of Markquett Martin off Claiborne Street shows that the sole shell casing recovered from the scene was fired by the semi-automatic pistol Martin was carrying. Impact testing revealed that the gun would not fire without the trigger being pulled.

During an autopsy examination on Thursday, the Medical Examiner found that Martin died from a single gunshot that entered the right side of his head, traveled from right to left, and exited.

Martin was running away from two MNPD officers when the self-inflicted gunshot occurred. No officers fired their weapons or used force.

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