Two Suspects Arrested Following Deadly Sacramento Area Crime Spree
Two suspects are in custody after a crime spree in Sacramento this past Friday that left two officers dead and another officer and a civilian wounded, according to various news reports.
According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, two suspects were booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail the morning of Saturday, October 25. Marcelo Marquez, 34, of West Valley, Utah was booked for felony murder, felony carjacking and felony attempted murder. And Janelle Marquez Monroy, 38, also of West Valley, Utah, was booked for felony carjacking and felony attempted murder.
According to Sac Sheriff, both suspects were unknown to local records and history prior to his arrest. Their first court appearance is reportedly scheduled for Tuesday, October 28.
On the morning of Friday, October 24, two Sacramento Sheriff’s deputies reportedly approached an occupied vehicle in the Motel 6 parking lot in the 2000 block of Arden Way. According to Sac Sheriff, during this time for unknown reasons the occupants of the vehicle fired multiple rounds at the deputies. Deputy Danny Oliver, 47, a 15-year veteran of Sacramento Sheriff’s department, was reportedly struck in the upper torso and mortally wounded.
The suspects then reportedly fled the scene and began a violent crime spree by carjacking several citizens of their vehicles in nearby neighborhoods. Civilian Anthony Holmes, 38, was reportedly shot five times as the suspects attempted to carjack his vehicle on Howe Avenue, according to an article on KCRA.com.
Then as the crime spree moved up to the Auburn area, the suspects reportedly shot and killed Placer County Sheriff’s Office Detective Michael David Davis Jr., 42, a 15-year veteran of Placer County Sheriff, according to an article on News10. Additionally, Placer County Sheriff Deputy Jeff Davis was shot in the arm, treated and released from Sutter Roseville Medical Center. A bitter irony is that Michael Davis’ father, a Riverside County deputy, was also killed in the line of duty 26 years to the day before this incident.
The six hour crime spree and manhunt finally ended after one of the suspects — later identified as Marcelo Marquez — was reportedly arrested at a home in Auburn on Belmont Drive, according to an article on USAToday.com. He had taken refuge in a home there, and was arrested only after a 3 hour SWAT standoff at around 4 pm. A story from KCRA News reports he even helped himself to liquor from the home’s refrigerator during his last hours of freedom.
The second suspect — later identified as Janelle Marquez Monroy — was reportedly taken into custody earlier in Placer County at the scene of the last shooting.
At this time, Sac Sheriff is still fully investigating this case, including determining a possible motive. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Sac Sheriff at 916-874-9022.
The memorial service for Detective Michael Davis has been set for Tuesday, November 4, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at Adventure Christian Church, 6401 Stanford Ranch Road, Roseville, CA
A memorial fund for Michael’s four children has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank. The account is the “Detective Michael Davis, Jr., Benefit Memorial Fund,” account number 2348924032. Checks can be sent to Wells Fargo Bank, 3680 Taylor Road, Loomis, CA 95650.
To contribute to the Danny Oliver Memorial fund, you may send to:
STAR 6 Foundation – Danny Oliver Memorial Fund c/o Exchange Bank
1420 Rocky Ridge Drive Ste 190 – Roseville, CA 95661
Donations may also be sent to
Sacramento County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association
1700 I Street, Suite 100 – Sacramento CA. 95811.
Sacramento Bee: Gun rampage kills 2 deputies in Sacramento region
The Sacramento Sheriff’s Office has released the following information:
Memorial Services have been planned for Sacramento Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver for Monday, November 3, 2014, at Adventure Christian Church, located at 6401 Stanford Ranch Road, Roseville, California.
The general public is invited to attend the 11:00 a.m. services. The Sacramento Sheriff’s Department along with the Roseville Police Department, the California Highway Patrol and the Citrus Heights Police Department will be coordinating a comprehensive traffic plan to reduce vehicle congestion. Persons attending should arrive before 10:00 a.m.
The law enforcement procession will depart from the church directly after the services and travel to Sierra Hills Memorial Park & East Lawn cemetery located at 5757 Greenback Lane, Sacramento.
There will be a public visitation at Sierra Hills Memorial Park & East Lawn mortuary on Saturday (November 1, 2014) and Sunday (November 2, 2014) from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.