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Monroy Bracamontes, wife charged with murders of sheriff's officers


A man accused of gunning down two sheriff's officers and wounding two others last Friday was arraigned on 14 felony counts plus special circumstances in Sacramento Superior Court on Tuesday.

Luis Enrique Monroy Bracamontes, 34, was charged with the murders of Sacramento County sheriff's Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County sheriff's Detective Michael Davis Jr. and four counts of attempted murder. Bystander Anthony Holmes was shot in the head during a carjacking attempt and Placer County sheriff's Deputy Jeffrey Davis was allegedly shot in the arm by Monroy Bracamonte. Prosecutors also accuse Monroy Bracamontes of the attempted murder of two other Placer County sheriff's deputies.

Monroy Bracamontes also faces allegations of possession of an assault weapon, possession of firearms by a convicted felon, and theft of a police cruiser.

Read: Official complaint against couple in deputy slayings


SACRAMENTO - On Tuesday, the Superior Court in Sacramento released the official complaint against Marcelo Marquez and Janelle Monroy. Marquez and Monroy are accused in a day-long crime spree which included multiple carjackings and four shootings, two of which resulted in the deaths of local deputoes.

Following is the complaint in its entirety:

Widow of slain officer: He 'loved catching the bad guys'


SACRAMENTO - The widow of slain P.O.P. (Problem Oriented Policing) officer Danny Oliver shared some personal moments in a heartfelt interview with reporters on Monday.

A strong, yet very emotional Susan Oliver fought back tears when speaking of her late husband.

"He was a prankster. He was a hard worker. And that he gave his life for everyone in his community," Susan said.

The 47-year-old was gunned down Friday in the parking lot of the Motel 6 on Arden Way. Oliver was checking on a suspicious vehicle when authorities say he was shot and killed by suspected gunman, Marcelo Marquez.

"He never said he was afraid of dying or anything like that. He always said, 'you have a little fear, otherwise you're not going to see the things around you that could hurt you,'" Susan recalled.

Two sheriff's deputies killed; suspect in shootings captured


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"This man was on a one-man crime spree" is how one law enforcement official described shootings in Sacramento and Placer counties Friday that left two sheriff's deputies dead, a third wounded, and a bystander shot.

Suspect Marcelo Marquez, 34, was taken into custody after hiding in an Auburn home following a six-hour manhunt that began with the fatal shooting of Sacramento County sheriff's deputy Danny Oliver.

3 people dead after SUV slams into bicyclist, tree


Three people died in a collision between an SUV and a bicyclist in Sacramento Thursday afternoon.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a female cyclist and a female passenger in a Chevrolet Tahoe died in the crash at Howe Avenue and Birney Way. The male driver was transported to an area hospital with major injuries, but later died.

The passenger killed in the crash was identified as 24-year-old Reness Pojol of Citrus Heights.

According to the CHP investigation and witnesses, the SUV was speeding on southbound Howe and when it suddenly veered into northbound lane, striking the 53-year-old cyclist who was riding her bike against the traffic. The impact threw the woman from the bike about 100 feet and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sacramento resident shoots suspected home intruder


SACRAMENTO - A homeowner took matters into their own hands Friday morning when they discovered a suspected intruder in their home.

Sacramento County sheriff's dispatch said deputies received a call around 3:39 a.m. of multiple shots fired on Glenwood Road in the Arden Manor neighborhood. Upon arrival, deputies found a man with a gunshot wound on the ground, trying to crawl away from the home.

Deputies classified the suspected intruder's injuries as life threatening.


CHP: Man who reported minivan stolen was driving in fatal crash


The California Highway Patrol said a man who initially reported his minivan stolen was actually driving the vehicle and under the influence of alcohol when it was involved in a crash that killed a woman in September in Arden-Arcade.

Joseph Yakshin was arrested Thursday and booked on charges of felony gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, felony Hit and Run causing death and serious injury, felony driving while under the influence causing injury, felony filing of a false police report and misdemeanor driving with a suspended license.

CHP said Yakshin was driving a minivan that ran a red light and struck a vehicle at about 12:59 a.m. Sept. 15 at El Camino and Walnut avenues. The passenger in the vehicle that was struck, Deadra Griffin was taken to a local hospital where she was later pronounced dead. The driver and two other passengers were taken to the hospital with serious injuries, the CHP said.