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