The man who fatally shot two California law enforcement officers and wounding two others during a shooting spree on Friday was deported twice to Mexico in the past, federal officials said Saturday.
The agency said Monroy-Bracamonte was deported in 1997 after being convicted of possession of narcotics for sale in Arizona, and he was arrested and sent back to Mexico again in 2001.US Immigration Agency
A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman said the fingerprints of the suspected shooter match those of a man named Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte, 34, who also goes by the name Marcelo Marquez, of Salt Lake City in Utah.
The agency said Monroy-Bracamonte was deported in 1997 after being convicted of possession of narcotics for sale in Arizona, and he was arrested and sent back to Mexico again in 2001. The agency did not state the circumstances of the 2001 arrest.
Monroy-Bracamonte was arrested on Friday afternoon in Auburn, California, hours after he shot dead Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver, 47.
Authorities said Oliver, a 15-year veteran of the Sacramento police force, was shot in his patrol car while responding to a call about a strange vehicle parked in a motel parking lot.
Police said Monroy-Bracamonte was with his wife, Janelle Marquez Monroy, and they were armed with an AR-15-type assault rifle.
A civilian, who refused to give up his car during a carjacking attempt by the suspects, was also shot in the head. He was in fair condition.
The couple then fled into neighboring Placer County with the stolen car.
At Placer County, two deputies who approached the stolen vehicle while it was parked alongside a road were also shot, killing Placer County Sheriff’s Detective Michael David Davis Jr., 42, while injuring the other.
Monroy-Bracamonte fled into a neighborhood near a high school and ran into a home. Police used tear gas to force him to surrender.
Monroy-Bracamonte is being held at the Sacramento County Jail and faces charges including two counts each of murder, attempted murder, and carjacking.
His wife was also arrested and charged with attempted murder and two counts of carjacking.
Utah court records also showed that under Marcelo Marquez’s name, the suspect had a history of 10 tickets and misdemeanor traffic offenses between 2003 and 2009.
One of the speeding tickets was for Monroy in 2009. She also three small claims filings attempting to collect outstanding debts.
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