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Update: 2 California Deputies Killed in Shooting Spree

October 24, 2014  | 

Sacramento County, Calif., Sheriff’s Dep. Danny Oliver was killed in this morning's shooting in a Motel 6 parking lot on Arden Way, Sheriff Scott Jones said in a press conference this afternoon, reports the Sacramento Bee. It was later confirmed that one of the two Placerville County deputies shot has also died.

Oliver, 47, is a 15-year veteran of the force and is survived by a wife and two daughters, Jones said.

Just before 4 p.m., officials announced the arrest of Marcelo Marquez, 34, who had been hiding in an Auburn home for hours, reports the Sacramento Bee.

Earlier this afternoon, authorities in Auburn said they believed they may have isolated the suspect who allegedly shot Oliver and a civilian in Sacramento before heading to Auburn, where he allegedly shot two deputies. They said he is holed up in a home on Belmont Drive in Auburn and they have moved SWAT units into place. A woman who had accompanied the suspect has been taken into custody, officials said.

Jones said the civilian victim in Sacramento was shot in the head when he refused to surrender his car to the alleged gunman. His condition is unknown.


Comments (12)

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Mickey Rivers @ 10/24/2014 4:39 PM

Local news just reported that a second deputy has died as well. Another sad day for Law Enforcement. Prayers to the families!

Ima Leprechaun @ 10/24/2014 4:42 PM

My prayers to all and to the safety of those still searching for the suspect.

Retired Chief @ 10/24/2014 9:54 PM

RIP warriors. Your service and sacrifice are an inspiration to all. Prayers to those left behind.

Retired Chief @ 10/24/2014 9:54 PM

RIP warriors. Your service and sacrifice are an inspiration to all. Prayers to those left behind.

Capt. Crunch @ 10/25/2014 9:28 AM

RIP brothers and the other brave soul, the victim who would not give up his truck to the suspects. May they all RIP.

Larry Romero @ 10/25/2014 9:37 AM

My prayers and thoughts for Deputy Oliver and Detective Davis and their families during this time. My thoughts and prayers for their respective departments as they go through this difficult time. God bless law enforcement as they go to work everyday.

LTSO @ 10/25/2014 12:29 PM

The irony of this tragic event is that Deputy Davis' father Michael Davis died
on duty in a helo crash the same date 26 years ago . . . . I worked with Mike so now he and his son patrol the streets of Heaven together. God bless them both . . . . . RIP my brothers

LTSO @ 10/25/2014 12:32 PM

The irony of this tragic event is that Deputy Davis' father Inv. Michael Davis died in an on duty helo crash the same date 26 years ago. I worked with Mike and now he and his son will patrol the streets of Heaven. RIP my brothers.

westcoastleo @ 10/25/2014 1:10 PM

Investigator Michael Davis
Cause: Aircraft accident
Incident Date: Monday, October 24, 1988
Weapon: Not available
Suspect: Not available

Officers were killed in a helicopter accident while working on a multi-agency narcotics task force. A car was spotted in a canyon and the helicopter began to descend when its rotor blades struck power lines and caused it to crash.

Killed in the accident were Deputy Roy Chester of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Investigator Michael Davis of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, Deputy James McSweeney of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Sergeant Richard Romero of the Imperial County Sheriff's Department, Deputy Mark Tonkin of the Orange County Sheriff's Department, and the three California National Guard crew members operating the flight.

krisnlc @ 10/27/2014 8:33 AM

First, let me say. Jon is an idiot. Shootings by officers are not done simply to do it. The circumstances usually result in whatever has occurred. Believe me the circumstances get confusing at the time.
the other thing i want to say...and i say this with all respect to the retired chief, I wish you would not refer to the officers as warriors. they are not warriors..they officers. Warriors suggests an offense driven force...when they are here "to protect and to serve".
Finally, wish the families well..and safety to all officers out there...seems to be a developing mindset to go after police, under the stupid rationalization of people like jon. Be careful, be safe, stay positive about the job you do...Lest you become a "warrior" on the people you are committed your life to protect and serve.

Chris Watchus Wasilla Pol @ 10/27/2014 11:47 AM

Prayers sent to the families

TERRY @ 10/27/2014 8:07 PM

Stay safe brothers and sisters and let's execute this officer killer. Let's quit babysitting the scum of the earth and giving them a second chance to kill more officers or innocent people.

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