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Story by Oregon Herald staff
Published on Thursday December 19, 2019 - 5:33 AM

BEAVERTON, Oregon - On December 18, 2019 at 10:58 a.m., Beaverton Police officers responded to a robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank located in the Murray Hill Shopping Center at 14725 SW Teal Blvd. While responding to the bank, officers learned that there were at least two victims inside who had been stabbed.

Two minutes after the initial 911 call, responding officers were advised of another call for service at the Planet Fitness next door to Wells Fargo. Officers were advised an adult male had been stabbed in the parking lot and the suspect stole his car. The suspect then fled towards Tigard, Oregon in the victim's vehicle.

At 11:03 a.m., Tigard Police Department officers were dispatched to a residential area close to SW Murray Blvd. and SW Scholls Ferry Rd. on a third report, where an adult female was stabbed and her vehicle stolen by the suspect from the prior two incidents.

The suspect eventually fled from the second stolen vehicle on foot in residential area near SW Pacific Hwy. in Tigard, OR. The suspect was taken into custody by officers from the Beaverton Police Department, the Tigard Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff's Office, in the area where he fled the second stolen vehicle.

One female victim from Wells Fargo Bank is deceased. The second female victim from the bank is in critical condition at a local hospital. The other two stabbing victims sustained serious injuries and are being treated at local hospitals. The Washington County Major Crimes Team is investigating this case.

The suspect has been identified as 20-year-old Salvador Martinez-Romero. Mr. Martinez-Romero is being lodged at the Washington County Jail for Murder, Attempted Murder, and two counts of Robbery in the First Degree.