Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy; killed in the line of duty while investigating a suspicious occupied vehicle within a business parking lot in the 2000 block of Arden Way this morning, October 24, 2014. Deputy Danny Oliver and his partner were approaching the occupied vehicle when, for reasons unknown, the occupant(s) fired multiple rounds at the Deputies, striking Deputy Oliver in the upper torso and mortally wounding him. The suspects fled the scene and began a violent crime spree by carjacking several citizens of their vehicles in a nearby neighborhood, shooting one in the upper torso. That shooting victim is reported to be in stable condition. Deputy Danny Oliver, 47, was a 15-year veteran of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, assigned to the North Patrol Division; Problem Oriented Policing team. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.
In nearby Placer County, sheriff’s spokeswoman Dena Erwin says one of her department’s deputies was killed after he was shot with an AR-15-type assault rifle. Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner identified the slain officer as homicide Detective Michael David Davis Jr., 42. Davis had been with the department since 1999. He leaves his wife and four children.
A man armed with an assault rifle shot and killed two California sheriff’s deputies and wounded another deputy and a motorist in separate incidents Friday in and around Sacramento, authorities reported.
After a six-hour chase and manhunt, a suspect, Marcelo Marquez, 34, was taken into custody in Placer County Friday afternoon from a home in Auburn, 30 miles northwest of Sacramento.
A woman who was with the man earlier was taken into custody in Placer County, and authorities said she had a handgun in her purse.