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Sacramento hookah bar fire under investigation


A fire at a Arden-Arcade area hookah bar early Saturday morning was deemed suspicious by Sacramento Metro Fire Department investigators.

Metro Fire spokesperson Michelle Eidam said investigators have deemed the fire "incendiary in nature," but have did not specially say it was an arson investigation.

The fire broke out at Romeo's Hookah Cafe on the 2700 block of El Camino Avenue. When crews arrived at the scene, smoke was visible from the building.

Investigators said the commercial building was equipped with a working sprinkler system, which helped firefighters quickly contain the blaze.

Investigators did not know the origin of the fire.


Arden-Arcade man suspected of stabbing toddler


A man is accused of stabbing and wounding a toddler in an Arden-Arcade apartment Friday morning.

The 2-year-old child was stabbed multiple times with a kitchen knife, Sacramento County Sheriff's Sgt. Lisa Bowman said. The boy was taken to the hospital for treatment and is listed in fair condition. Bowman said the child is expected to survive.

Deputies arrested Johnroy Aguilar, 26, after 7 a.m. at the apartment in the 1800 block of Morse Avenue, Bowman said. The child and mother had locked themselves in a back room of the apartment after the attack then called the sheriff's office. When deputies arrived at the scene, they forced their way inside the apartment and apprehended Aguilar.

Aguilar's mother, who did not want her name reported, said she and her son lived in the Brockford Place apartment, which they shared with the little boy and the boy's mother.

Fallen deputies: Revisiting a deadly crime spree from Sacramento to Placer Co.


A multi-county, six-hour crime spree on Oct. 24, 2014 left two law enforcement officials dead, another wounded, a bystander fighting for his life in the hospital and two people as the victims of carjackings. Those directly connected to the day's horrific events, as well as the public, were left wondering why the events unfolded as they did and how a two-time deportee with a criminal background was able to perpetrate a crime that rendered so many people fearful for their safety.

What follows is a timeline of events from one of the more tragic days in recent history for the Sacramento area, beginning with a deadly encounter in an Arden Arcade motel parking lot.

An investigation of a suspicious vehicle:

Who is accused deputy killer Marcelo Marquez?


SACRAMENTO - Investigators are working overtime to learn the identity and past history of the suspect in the murder of two sheriff's deputies last Friday.

The suspect booked into the Sacramento County Jail as Marcelo Marquez gave his birth year as 1980. However, federal officials said the man is actually 34-year-old Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte, and he has also given at least two other birth dates and used at least several other aliases.

Marquez, who lists his hometown as Sinaloa, Mexico, has also gone by Luis Beltran.

His own brother in Utah, Hector Monroy said Marquez is not his brother's real last name - that he apparently changed it to his wife's maiden name, Marquez, because, quote, "He must have gotten into some kind of trouble."

His wife's father, 55-year old Mauro Marquez, of Arizona, said he believes Marquez' real name is Luis Monroy.

Community asked to shine a light for fallen deputies


SACRAMENTO – People everywhere are being asked to shine a light Saturday for Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County Sheriff's Det. Michael Davis Jr.

Any type of porch light will do, but many are turning to blue light bulbs which represent the thin blue line.

As Rob Sowell bought two blue light bulbs, he thought about the risks officers take on everyday.

"Any police officer knows there's a chance they might not come back," Sowell said.

Sowell said taking part in Saturday's "Lights On" show of support for the fallen deputies is the least he can do.

Wife of carjacking victim says husband is recovering


Sharon Holmes, the wife of carjacking and shooting victim Anthony Holmes, said her husband is getting stronger.

From his hospital bed, Anthony Holmes is able to stand up and give a thumbs up to show he's slowly getting better. His wife said Anthony Holmes isn't speaking yet but is showing signs of improvement.

"All the support we are getting, its holding me up really well -- its amazing, really amazing," Sharon Holmes said.

Anthony Holmes is recovering from multiple surgeries after being shot four times by suspect Marcelo Marquez. Sharon Holmes said her husband was shot once in the neck shattering his jaw, twice in his hand and once on his wrist.

She said Marquez, the man suspected of shooting and killing two deputies and injuring her husband and another deputy, should not be getting as much attention.

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.