Man Attempts to Murder Lakemoor Police Officer; Gets Smoked
Published – 08/16/2019 2:06 pm
On July 23, 2018, Kenneth Martell tied, robbed, beat, and stabbed to death 88-year-old Theodore Garver in his Beaver Township home in Pennsylvania.
After the murder, Martell abducted other individuals at gunpoint and forced them to aid him in the disposal of Garver’s body. Martell eventually dumped the body in a lake near Garver’s residence.
A warrant for murder was issued for the arrest of Kenneth Martell, and that warrant was still open on July 26, 2018 when Martell was shot and killed by Officer Anthony Loiacano of the Lakemoor Police Department.
Family members of Martell would later recount to police his abuse of illegal drugs, including methamphetamine. Martell had made statements to friends and family that “cops were going to kill him over a drug bust” and that he was “not going down without a fight.”
Following the officer-involved shooting, a search of the area for evidence located a large cache of Martell’s weapons, including rifles, shotguns, crossbows, and ammunition. Accompanying the weaponry were various court documents, bail bond documentation, and a summons in the name of Kenneth Martell. Also located in the area was stolen property and identification cards of Martell’s Pennsylvania murder victim, Theodore Garver.
The weapons found near Martell’s lap were a Colt Police Positive .38 caliber revolver (fully loaded), and a Rohm GMBH Sontheim/Brz 22 caliber magnum revolver (unloaded).
Post-mortem toxicology revealed the presence of amphetamine (24 ng/ml), methamphetamine (36 ng/ml), Delta-9 Carboxy THC (29 ng/ml), and Delta-9 THC (1.1 ng/ml).
On June 8, 2019 Real World Police published the complete footage from the body camera of Officer Loiacano. In response, many people asked to see the complete footage from Officer Brianna Tedesco — whose life Martell was threatening when her partner shot him in the head.
It’s time. This video presents all of the footage from Officer Tedesco’s body-worn camera. It has never been published elsewhere in its entirety.