Suspected killer of two California deputies was twice deported
October 27, 2014
A man accused of killing two Northern California sheriff’s deputies on Friday is a convicted drug dealer whom immigration officials have twice deported from the United States. [L.A. Times]
Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte, 34, is accused of killing Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael David Davis Jr. The killings occurred during a six-hour rampage that spanned the two counties, involved multiple carjackings and wounded another officer and a civilian.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said Saturday that Monroy-Bracamonte was deported in 1997 following a conviction in Arizona for possession of narcotics for sale. In 2001, officers arrested him again and repatriated him to Mexico a second time.
ICE officials are requesting that the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office transfer Monroy-Bracamonte to the immigration agency, so that it can begin deportation proceedings.
Following the rampage, the suspect was booked under the name Marcelo Marquez. Officials now say that name is an alias.
Janelle Marque Monroy, the 38-year-old wife of the alleged killer, is also in jail on an attempted murder and carjacking charge. She accompanied Monroy-Bracamonte for much of the rampage.