Illegal immigrant Luis Enrique Monroy Bracamonte killed two California sheriff's deputies, according to local law enforcement authorities who booked the 34-year-old on multiple felony charges. The illegal immigrant is accused of murder, attempted murder, and carjacking.
Luis Enrique Monroy Bracamonte had already been deported from the United States at least twice before the fatal shooting of two sheriff's deputies in California on Friday. Bracamonte had also been convicted for possession of narcotics for sale in Arizona and deported back to Mexico in 2001. The first deportation of the illegal immigrant accused of shooting two deputies occurred in 1997.
Bracamonte was booked on the murder charges on Saturday as Marcelo Marquez, the name which appeared on an ID card the illegal immigrant reportedly gave to California police officers. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials report that Marcelo Marquez was merely an alias used by Luis Enrique Monroy Bracamonte.
The illegal immigrant accused of shooting the sheriff's deputies was booked along with his wife, Janelle Marquez Monroy, 38. She was booked on carjacking and attempted murder charges. California law enforcement officers believe the wife accompanied her husband for most of the six-hour rampage on Friday. Both suspects are being held in the Sacramento County Jail without bail.
The deadly scenario unfolded after Sacrament County Sheriff's Deputy Danny Oliver, while on patrol with his partner, saw a suspicious car at a Motel 6 parking lot. Monroy fired a weapon, possibly an AR-15 from the vehicle, according to police reports. Danny Oliver, 47, was struck in the head and pronounced dead at the scene. Deputy Oliver was father of two.
Luis Enrique Monroy Bracamonte and his wife then reportedly fled from the scene and attempted to carjack a driver about one mile away, according to police reports. The driver, Anthony Holmes is believed to have refused to give his keys to the couple and was also shot in the head. The couple then allegedly stole a different vehicle and drove to Auburn where they were confronted by Placer County deputies.
Sheriff's deputies Jeff Davis and Detective Michael David Davis Jr. were both shot by Luis Monroy, according to police reports. Michael Davis, 42, later died from his wounds. He was a father of four and had been a law enforcement officer for 18 years. Deputy Jeff Davis as wounded in the arm. Monroy reportedly fled the shooting scene on foot and was later arrested at a nearby home.
[Image via: Randall Benton/Sacramento Bee]