California cop-killer suspect was illegal alien already deported twice

By Thomas Lifson of American Thinker

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The man who is believed to have killed two California deputies and injured a third, wielding an AR-15 rifle, apparently would not have been in this country if we had secure borders. And he has quite a history as a malefactor. AP reports:

A man suspected of killing two deputies during a shooting rampage in Northern California was deported twice to Mexico and had a drug conviction, federal authorities said Saturday. The suspected shooter told Sacramento County Sheriff’s investigators that he was 34-year-old Marcelo Marquez of Salt Lake City. However, his fingerprints match the biometric records of a Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte in a federal database, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Virginia Kice said. Monroy-Bracamonte was first removed from the country in 1997 after being convicted in Arizona for possession of narcotics for sale. Monroy-Bracamonte was arrested and repatriated to Mexico a second time in 2001, Kice said. The suspect and his wife went on a lethal crime spree: authorities sought a motive for the shootings that began when Sacramento County sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver, 47, was shot in the forehead with an assault rifle at close range as he checked out a suspicious car in a motel parking lot. (snip) After he was killed, the gunman shot Anthony Holmes, 38, of Sacramento at least twice, including once in the head, during an attempted carjacking. He was in fair condition. The attackers then stole a pickup truck and fled about 30 miles northeast into neighboring Placer County. Two deputies who approached the pickup while it was parked alongside a road were shot with an AR-15-type assault weapon and never had a chance to return fire, Placer County sheriff’s spokeswoman Dena Erwin said. Homicide Detective Michael David Davis Jr., 42, died at a hospital 26 years to the day after his father, for whom he was named, died in the line of duty as a Riverside County deputy. Deputy Jeff Davis was treated for a gunshot wound to the arm. The two deputies are not related. The gunman fled into a neighborhood near a high school and ran into a home. Police used tear gas to force him to surrender.

Despite this horrific murderous spree, the suspect was characterized exactly as we so often hear our “undocumented guests” described.

Krista Sorenson of Salt Lake City was confounded by the arrest of Marquez. He and his brother had mowed her lawn about four years ago. “They were just super nice, decent hard-working, trying to figure out how to make a living,” she said.

Maybe not so nice, after all. The deputies who were killed are of more concern to me than this “nice” man. One of them, Michael Davis, Jr., is the second generation to fall in the line of duty protecting us against the foreign invaders. Fox News reports:

 The line of duty killing of a Northern California deputy sheriff Friday occurred 26 years to the day his deputy sheriff father died in the line of duty when his helicopter crashed during a pursuit of drug smugglers. Michael Davis Jr., 42, of the Placer County Sheriff’s Office was 16 when his father was killed on Oct. 24, 1988.  Davis followed Michael Davis Sr. into law enforcement when he got older. (snip) The helicopter was carrying Davis’ 34-year-old father, four other deputy sheriffs and three National Guardsmen as part of Operation Border Ranger, a joint drug smuggling interdiction operation near the Mexico border. The chopper snagged on a power line and exploded in a hillside, according to the website of the California Peace Officers Memorial Foundation.

Meanwhile, President Obama continues to prepare to issue green cards to tens of millions of new amigos, that could well have them voting and keeping the Democrats in power until the economy collapses under the resulting taxes and welfare spending.