Camilo Santiago-Santiago

Camilo Santiago-Santiago, jail booking photo (Courtesy: Clackamas County Jail)

WILSONVILLE, OR (KPTV) - A man charged with shooting and killing a manager at his former workplace last year has been sentenced to prison.

On Sept. 2, Camilo Santiago-Santiago, 26, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and felon in possession of a firearm. He was sentenced to life in prison for the murder charge and 14 months for the firearm charge.

Santiago-Santiago was arrested on Nov. 15, 2019 for the death of 36-year-old Carl Hellinger at Heritage Specialty Foods in Wilsonville.

Emergency crews responded to the business on Southwest Boberg Road at 8:20 a.m. A probable cause affidavit states Santiago-Santiago was caught by a surveillance camera entering through the main door, walking down the hallway and into an office, where investigators said he shot Hellinger several times.

Hellinger was pronounced dead, while law enforcement pursued Santiago-Santiago into Woodburn.

The chase ended on a dead-end street. Deputies said Santiago-Santiago refused to leave the car and yelled for law enforcement to shoot him.

SWAT teams responded to the scene and Santiago-Santiago was taken into custody.

Investigators said he had a pistol in his waistband and two other firearms in his car.

Detectives said Santiago-Santiago had been fired from Heritage Specialty Foods before the shooting took place.

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(12) comments

Illya Kuryakin

That's the problem with siblings having children.


Sore loser.

He just lost his chance at free unemployment insurance handouts instead of prison benefits.

I'm sure this is not what his parents and teaches taught him.


One of Kate’s favorites.

Frederick Fukov

But wait, I thought all cops were racist and fascist. had an armed murderer..a danger to the public..begging for the cops to shoot him, and yet..they did not. That must have been very hard for them to not..ya know..go ahead and blow him away. Lemme the ask the liberals in the audience; why do you suppose the cops acted so..ya know..out of character in this situation?


Why don't serial killers kill everyone they come across? Why don't thieves steal everything they see? Why do active shooters shoot some people and let others leave unscathed?

I could go on all day.

Frederick Fukov

You can go on all day..because you don't have a job, and you live on disability. The rest of us are paying for your food, clothing, shelter, entertainment, and drugs. But no need to thank the rest of us. We know it's not in your nature.

Lawlessness Brings Destruction

Yes, mental illness is your thing.

Cat of the Canals

don't you ever get bored with your routine?

Herb Eaverschmels

I certainly don't get tired of yours hahahahaha. Thanks for the laughs

Frederick Fukov

Don't you ever get bored with posting "don't you ever get bored with your routine?"

Big Dangling Ding Dong

Santiago is a poor excuse for a human being.

Roberto Estrello Demar

We're probably not seeing him on one of his best days.

On the other hand, we don't want to see ourselves on one of our worst days!

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