Around 3:30 p.m., Agent Candelaria entered Saber Sales and fatally shot his estranged wife, Maria Victoria Martinez, who worked there as a secretary for her brother-in-law, Humberto Camacho. Agent Candelaria took Camacho hostage and barricaded himself into the building. According to Camacho, Candelaria tried to strike up a conversation with Martinez’s corpse, blaming her for the incident. Later that evening, after police negotiations, Agent Candelaria fatally shot himself.

ID: 1957

Victms Name: Rodolfo Candelaria Jr.
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Race:

City: El Paso
County: El Paso
State: TX
Zip Code: 79925
Country: United States of America

Agency: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Around 3:30 p.m., Agent Candelaria entered Saber Sales and fatally shot his estranged wife, Maria Victoria Martinez, who worked there as a secretary for her brother-in-law, Humberto Camacho. Agent Candelaria took Camacho hostage and barricaded himself into the building. According to Camacho, Candelaria tried to strike up a conversation with Martinez’s corpse, blaming her for the incident. Later that evening, after police negotiations, Agent Candelaria fatally shot himself.

Symptoms of mental health: Yes

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