Marcelo Marquez

Marcelo Marquez9 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.

Shoots policeman

2014-sac-shootings-motel-6A Sacramento county sheriff’s deputy is shot once in the forehead in the parking lot of the Motel 6 located on Arden Way and Ethan Way in Sacramento. The shooting occurs around 10:22 local as he responds to a suspicious vehicle with a man and woman sitting inside. The shooter uses an AR-15. Oliver does not get a shot off, but his partner is able to fire on the suspect. A motel guest says he saw the police vehicle drive around the back, and heard automatic fire:

I walked to the back, looked over the rail and saw the officer down

Second witness:

If you snuck outside you could see him lying there. I heard the shots, like nine of them. It was terrible.

She says responding emergency crews performed chest compressions on the officer before he was placed on a gurney and taken to a hospital. The male and female suspects flee in a car.

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