Search for Grand Forks attempted murder suspect stretches to southern border
Omar Martinez, 25, is wanted for the attempted murder of his girlfriend's former boyfriend.
GRAND FORKS — The Grand Forks Police Department is expanding their search to the Mexican border for a man they say tried to kill his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend.
Omar Martinez, 25, is wanted for attempted murder and reckless endangerment. Police say he shot at the victim's car on Demers Avenue by the Columbia Road overpass around 9 a.m. Sunday morning in Grand Forks.
The bullet hit the driver's seat, but the driver was not hit. The victim's son was in the car.
The boy's mother was in Martinez's car at the time. She is not believed to have been involved.
About seven hours earlier, Martinez was arrested for disorderly conduct after allegedly kicking the victim's car outside of Joe Black's Bar & Grill downtown and then kicking in the victim's door at his house.
He bailed out just before the shooting.
The victim said he does not know why Martinez is after him.
Police said their search for Martinez now stretches to the southern border, especially Texas where he is originally from.
"With this being an attempted murder investigation, we want to make sure we exhaust our efforts to try and locate him before he does abscond from the area or anything additional does transpire," said Grand Forks police lieutenant Jeremy Moe.
While this was a targeted incident, police say Martinez should be considered a potential threat to public safety.