SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — It was a deadly day in Sacramento and Placer counties that left two wives without their husbands and six children without their fathers.
Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County Sheriff’s deputy Michael Davis Jr. were shot and killed by suspects in separate, but related incidents. A third deputy was wounded, as well as a man who was carjacked.
Just before 10:30 on Friday morning, Oliver and another officer were approaching a suspicious vehicle at the Motel 6 on Arden Way when the suspect, 34-year-old Marcelo Marquez, opened fire.
The 15-year veteran deputy officer never had a chance to pull his weapon. He was shot in the forehead and killed instantly.
Later in the day, the suspects would try to carjack a vehicle. That driver resisted, and was shot in the head. He was listed in stable condition on Friday night.
Investigators say Marquez and a female accomplice, Janelle Monroy, would then successfully carjack a Ford F-150.
Law enforcement from across the area searched the ground and the air for the suspects, and people were ordered to stay off the streets.
The chaos would then move to another county when the suspects were spotted in Auburn. When two Placer County Sheriff’s deputies approached the stolen vehicle, investigators say Marques opened fire again.
Deputy Michael Davis, Jr. would be killed, and another deputy would be wounded.
Hours after the initial shooting, the suspect was teargassed out of a home where he was hiding.
The rampage was over, but the damage had been done.