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Galt Shooting Suspect Corey Booked Into Jail

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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The man accused of fatally shooting a Sacramento County animal control officer in Galt last week has been booked into jail after being released from the hospital.

Joseph Francis Corey, 65, was booked into the Sacramento County Jail on Monday night. He is the suspect in the killing of a Sacramento County animal control officer Roy Marcum, 45, last Wednesday.

Corey is charged with one count of murder and one count of assault with a deadly weapon on a surviving victim who accompanied Marcum to the home on First Street.

Corey owned the home until Citibank took over ownership in a foreclosure. He was evicted by an armed Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy on Tuesday but said he had no where for his dogs to go. When Marcum came back unarmed on Wednesday to retrieve the pets, he was shot through the front door.

Corey was arrested by a SWAT team after a 17-hour standoff. He’s being held without bail and is scheduled to be in court Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.

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