2014 Sacramento shootings

2014 Sacramento shootings54 posts
28 Oct, 2014

Charged with murder

Marquez and 2014-sac-shootings-marquez-chargedMonroy are arraigned consecutively in Sacramento Superior Court under tight security, with five deputies posted at the door of Judge Gweon’s courtroom, three more surrounding the steel arraignment cage, and three more inside with the suspects. Marquez is arraigned on 14 felony counts ranging from the murder of two deputies to carjacking and possession of weapons by a felon. He is named in five special circumstances that could lead prosecutors to seek the death penalty, although a decision hasn’t been made yet. Five-foot, seven-inch, 175-pound Marquez enters the cage in shackles and hears the charges via a Spanish translator. Media aren’t allowed to photograph his face.

Transcript released

The Placer Country Sheriff’s Department releases a transcript of its press conference on the death of the deputies.

Identified as third deputy

Davis is identified as the Placer County deputy who was shot in the arm. Sheriff Bonner:

He has been treated and released from the hospital, and he is expected to recover. Jeff has been with the sheriff’s department 17 years.

Confirmed dead


2014-sac-shootings-michael-jrDavis is identified as the Placer County deputy who has died. He would have been 43 years old next Wednesday. His father, Michael David Sr., was killed on the same day 26 years earlier, also in the line of duty. He was a 10-year veteran of the Homicide squad. Placer County Sheriff Bonner:

I think there are those people who would say, ‘I wish you’d killed him.’ No. that’s not who we are. We are not him. We did our job. I am incredibly proud of the men and woman who go out there every day and put their lives on the line. Today, this organization, this family has suffered a horrific loss, and my heartfelt thanks to all those who reached out to us.

Michael David Davis Sr. died Oct. 24, 1988 during a joint drug smuggling investigation when the helicopter he was in crashed into the mountainous area of western Imperial County, according to the Riverside Sheriff’s Department.

Second deputy dies


The Placer Sheriffs Department is reported to confirm the death of the second deputy:

Police statement

Placer County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman:

We have a suspect in custody, I am happy to say

First vehicle identified

A witness identifies the first vehicle the suspect was driving as a grey Mercury. It is said to have bullet holes in it. The person says he witnessed the suspect driving the vehicle on Howe Ave.

Sheriff’s statement

Scott Jones Scaramento SheriffJones:

To the men and women of the sheriff’s department, we live as a family, today we will grieve as a family and tomorrow, we will start healing as a family. I pray for each and every one of you that you will find the courage that I know you have.

Identified as Sacramento deputy

2014-sac-shootings-danny-oliver-photoOliver is is identified as the Sacramento deputy who was shot. He had a wife and two daughters, and was a fifteen-year veteran of the force. He served on the Problem Oriented Policing unit for 12 years, and in the county jail for three years before that. It was known in the morning that he did not survive the shooting, but the department held off making an announcement as his wife was out of town and had to be reached, then fly back to Sacramento. Sheriff Jones:

[He was an] outstanding officer

Former Sheriff McGinness:

[He was a] passionate, good soul

Hispanic suspects

The male and female suspects are reported to be heavily armed and described as Hispanic:

Civilian shot

Local police confirm that the suspects are heavily armed and have shot a civilian as well as three officers:

SWAT team in apartment tower

The SWAT team are reported to raid an apartment tower:

Shooting reported

Multiple officers are on Madison Ave. in the city of Auburn. Reports indicate that the F-150 has been spotted and there has been a shooting.

Shots fired

Shots are fired as officers chase the suspect in Auburn. He may have taken a Placer County Sheriff’s vehicle.

Guns drawn

Officers stand by with helmets and other gear near Fair Oaks Bvd. and Van Alstine Ave. They have guns drawn. About 20 police vehicles are going down Van Alstine and converging on the scene.

Description of suspect

KCRA says the only description available is that he is a male in his 30s wearing a blue and black checkered shirt. Officers are reporting that there may be a woman inside the vehicle.

Alert issued

The California Highway Patrol issues an alert for the suspect:

Jacks truck

The suspect approaches Cruz, a gardener who is working on a home on Coronado. He has already abandoned the white Mustang soft-top. He demands the keys of the red Ford F-150 while showing his weapon. He points the pistol at Cruz with his right hand and holds his left arm wrapped in a bloody shirt. Suspect:

I need a favor.


What’s the favor?

He replies:

I need your keys. Hurry up, because they’re chasing me. Hurry up. I don’t want to hurt you.

Cruz hands over the keys and the suspect helps him unhitch a trailer full of gardening equipment from the truck. The suspects take the truck and drive to Fair Oaks Boulevard and, within minutes, a Carmichael neighborhood.

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