Suspect in killings of 2 CA cops has criminal past in AZ

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The suspect is 54-year-old Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte. The suspect is 54-year-old Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte.
Another undated booking photo of Monroy-Bracamonte. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Another undated booking photo of Monroy-Bracamonte. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte, also known as Marcelo Marquez, in a 1996 booking photo. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte, also known as Marcelo Marquez, in a 1996 booking photo. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he's frustrated with the government and the illegal immigration system. (Source: CBS 5 News) Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he's frustrated with the government and the illegal immigration system. (Source: CBS 5 News)
SACRAMENTO, CA (CBS5/AP) -

A man accused of a series of shootings in California that left two sheriff's deputies dead, another wounded and a bystander in the hospital has Arizona ties, authorities said.

And Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is incensed that the man is still in the United States.

A man who said he was Marcelo Marquez, 34, was arrested on drug charges in Maricopa County in 1996 and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Arpaio said.

California authorities said that after a background check, a fingerprint match identified him as Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte.

Documents show Monroy-Bracamonte was also deported twice in 1990s, but might have successfully lived under several different identities in the U.S.

Arpaio says he's frustrated with the government and the illegal immigration system.

He's now asking for a congressional hearing into why thousands of undocumented immigrants are turned over to ICE and then simply released.

"We've got 4,000 (immigrants) charged with state crimes that have been turned over to ICE and they keep coming back over and over again," Arpaio said. "The second time you cross the border it's a federal violation. You should be in prison."

Arpaio said the illegal immigration system is getting worse and claims there is a growing conflict between the federal government and local law enforcement agencies such as his that puts the public's safety at risk.

"Eight of these I have sent out every month talking about all the illegals I have in the jail, how they keep coming back, for murder and sex crimes, and they come back to the jail?" Arpaio said while raising a news release about undocumented immigrants accused of a violent crime.

Arpaio said 36 percent of those 4,000 inmates over the past eight months were arrested after they were turned over to ICE and put back in county jails.

It's currently the federal priority to detain and deport only illegal immigrants who have committed violent or more serious crimes.

The California shootings covered six crime scenes scattered across 30 miles.

A woman who was with Monroy-Bracamonte, 38-year-old Janelle Marquez Monroy, was held on suspicion of attempted murder and carjacking.

Both were booked into Sacramento County Jail early Saturday. Monroy-Bracamonte faces charges of murder, attempted murder and carjacking.

They were being held without bail for initial court appearances Tuesday.

Mauro Marquez, Monroy-Bracamonte's father-in-law, told the Los Angeles Times that he always knew him as Luis Monroy and said his son-in-law worked as a house painter. He said the couple married about 14 years ago in Arizona and moved to Utah a couple of years later.

Copyright 2014 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.