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Suspect in Killing of Two California Sheriff's Deputies Was Twice Deported to Mexico

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He was first deported to Mexico in 1997 after being convicted in Arizona for drug possession.

Law enforcement officers respond to an officer involved shooting at the intersection of Fair Oaks Blvd. And Van Alstine Ave. in respond to an officer involved shooting on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif. An assailant shot and killed a Sacramento County sheriff's deputy and wounded two other deputies along with a bystander Friday during a series of shootings that spanned more than 30 miles through two California counties.(AP Photo/The Sacramento Bee, Randall Benton) MAGS OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT (KCRA3, KXTV10, KOVR13, KUVS19, KMAZ31, KTXL40); MANDATORY CREDIT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (TheBlaze/AP) — The man suspected of killing two sheriff's deputies during a shooting rampage in Northern California was deported twice and has a drug conviction, federal authorities said.

Officers respond to an officer involved shooting on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif. (Image source: AP/The Sacramento Bee, Randall Benton)

A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman said Saturday fingerprints of the suspected shooter confirm he was first deported to Mexico in 1997 after being convicted in Arizona for drug possession. He was arrested and repatriated to Mexico again in 2001.

Sacramento County sheriff's authorities said the suspect identified himself as 34-year-old Marcelo Marquez of Salt Lake City. However, federal officials said his fingerprints match the biometric records for a Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte.

The suspect's wife is also in custody following the shooting rampage that left two deputies dead and two others victims wounded.

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