Man succumbs to self-inflicted gunshot wounds following Saturday night slaying of Lebanon woman; names released

< 1 min read3,404 views and 32 shares Posted November 3, 2020

Lebanon City Police announced Tuesday afternoon that the male suspect involved in the Saturday night slaying of a 30 year old Lebanon woman has succumbed to his self-inflicted gunshot wounds.

In the release, police identified the man for the first time as 35 year old Milton Martinez-Rivera of Lebanon.

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Martinez-Rivera was taken into police custody to receive medical treatment Saturday night after police arrived to a home on the 100 block of Mifflin Street and discovered Martinez-Rivera’s partner deceased with gunshot wounds, while he himself was suffering from his own gunshot wounds.

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In the release Tuesday, police identified the victim as 30 year old Elena Mercado of Lebanon.

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Police had previously said that Mercado and Martinez-Rivera were in a relationship prior to Saturday’s events.

Following news breaking Sunday evening regarding the incident, social media lit up with heartfelt remembrances of Mercado, a nail technician in Lebanon.

An autopsy of Mercado is being completed today, according to the release, with no autopsy planned to be performed on Martinez-Rivera.

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