We Get Support From:
Become a Supporter 
 We Get Support From:
Become a Supporter 

Guilty Verdict For Killer Of Two Sacramento Deputies

Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

Luis Bracamontes looks up as the verdict was read in the killing of two law enforcement officer, in Sacramento Superior Court, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

A Sacramento jury has found Luis Bracamontes guilty of 15 counts related to the killing of two Sacramento-area sheriff's deputies three-and-a-half years ago.

Bracamontes and his wife, Janelle Monroy, were sitting in a car in the parking lot of the old Motel 6 on Arden Way on October 24, 2014. Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies called dispatch to report a suspicious vehicle and went to investigate.

Baracamontes fired at Deputy Danny Oliver from close range and killed him. Oliver's partner returned fire.

Bracamentos then committed a series of carjackings and ended up in Auburn, where he was arrested — but not before he shot and killed Placer County Sheriff's Deputy Michael David Davis Jr.

Davis' partner, Jeff Davis, and a civilian were also shot.

A separate jury has not returned with a verdict in the trial of Janelle Monroy.

Bracamontes had twice been deported and is in the country illegally.

The shootings led Sacramento Sheriff Scott Jones to call for immigration reform and to run for Congress.

Bob Moffitt

Sacramento Region Reporter

Bob reports on all things northern California and Nevada. His coverage of police technology, local athletes, and the environment has won a regional Associated Press and several Edward R. Murrow awards.   Read Full Bio 

Sign up for ReCap

and never miss the top stories

Delivered to your inbox every Wednesday.

Check out a sample ReCap newsletter.