Suspect in Killings of Two Officers Was Deported Twice Before
Law enforcement officers dressed in tactical gear leave the Gold County Fairgrounds to help in the search of an assailant, in Auburn, Calif., who shot three sheriff's deputies in two Northern California counties, on Oct. 24. Two later died.Rich Pedroncelli / AP
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The suspect who allegedly shot dead two California law enforcement officers during a crime spree Friday was twice deported to Mexico in the past, federal officials said Saturday.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement lodged an immigrant detainer against the suspect in Friday’s rampage, Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte, 34, who also goes by the name Marcelo Marquez. The agency said Monroy-Bracamonte was deported in 1997 after being convicted of possession of narcotics for sale, and he was arrested and sent back to Mexico again in 2001. The agency did not specify the circumstances of the 2001 arrest.
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Monroy-Bracamonte was arrested Friday afternoon in Auburn, California, hours after he allegedly fatally shot Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver, 47, at 10:30 a.m. as the officer approached a suspicious vehicle in a motel parking lot, NBC station KCRA reported.
He and his wife then stole a car and fled to Placer County, where Monroy-Bracamonte shot two Placer County deputies, killing Placer County Sheriff’s Det. Michael David Davis Jr, 42, authorities allege. Another deputy was wounded.
Monroy-Bracamonte is being held on suspicion of two counts of murder, two counts of attempted murder and two counts of carjacking at the Sacramento County Jail. His wife who was allegedly with him and was also arrested, Janelle Marquez Monroy, is being held on suspicion of attempted murder and two counts of carjacking.