A fourth victim, a motorist who was shot in the head, remained
hospitalized Saturday, officials said.
Marcelo Marquez, 34, of Salt Lake City, was booked into Sacramento
County Jail early Saturday and faces two counts of murder, two
counts attempted murder and carjacking charges, a sheriff's
The suspect's female companion, Janelle Marquez Monroy, was also
arrested and charged with attempted murder and carjacking, according
to online jail records.
Marquez had twice been deported to Mexico, in 1997 for a narcotics
charge and in 2001 for an unspecified charge, according to Virginia
Kice, spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Federal officials on Saturday issued an immigration detainer, asking
that Marquez be transferred to their custody when he is released by
local authorities "so ICE can pursue removal."
Marquez was accused of staging a crime spree Friday that stretched
from Sacramento to the town of Auburn about 35 miles (56 km) away,
prompting a massive, multi-agency police response and forcing the
lockdown of schools and businesses.
The incident began in the parking lot of a Motel 6, when veteran
Sacramento Deputy Danny Oliver, 47, approached a vehicle considered
to be suspicious, said Sacramento County Sheriff Lieutenant R.L.
Someone inside the car fired multiple rounds at Oliver, who was
struck in the chest. He was pronounced dead at the University of
California, Davis, Medical Center in Sacramento.
After shooting Oliver, Marquez, accompanied by his female associate,
carjacked a motorist, shooting him in the head when he resisted,
authorities said. The victim, Anthony Holmes, 38, was recovering at
U.C. Davis Medical Center, the Sacramento Bee reported.
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The pair then stole a third vehicle, a 2002 red Ford F-150 pickup
truck, and are believed to have crossed into neighboring Placer
County, shooting two sheriff's deputies there, Davis said.
One of the deputies, 42-year-old Michael David Davis Jr., later
died, the sheriff's office said.
A somber procession on Saturday transported Davis' body to a funeral
home, according to the department's official Facebook page.
Davis was a 15-year veteran with the department and died 26 years to
the day after his father and namesake, Michael David Davis, was
killed while on duty as a sheriff's deputy in southern California,
A third law enforcement officer, Placer Deputy Jeff Davis, was shot
in the arm and treated at a local hospital, the department said.
Marquez surrendered around 4 p.m. local time after holing up in a
house, the Sacramento sheriff's department said.
Both suspects were to be arraigned this week, Sacramento and Placer
(Reporting by Victoria Cavaliere in Seattle; Additional reporting by
Barbara Goldberg in New York)
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