Q: Whatever happened to the gentleman that was shot during a carjacking on Howe Avenue?
R. Pierce, Sacramento
A: Anthony Holmes narrowly escaped death Oct. 24 when he allegedly was shot by a the man accused of killing Sacramento County sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County sheriff’s Detective Michael David Davis Jr. during a two-county crime spree.
According to a story in The Sacramento Bee, Holmes, 38, was released from UC Davis Medical Center 10 days after the shooting and talked with reporters about his experience. He said he was was approached in a parking lot on Howe Avenue by a man, later identified by authorities as Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamontes, who was using the name Marcelo Marquez when he was arrested. Monroy-Bracamontes allegedly demanded that Holmes hand over the keys to his 2001 Oldsmobile. When Holmes tried to shoo the man away, he said, the man shot him in the ear.
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Holmes told The Bee that he raised his fists to try to shield himself from the barrage of bullets. The first entered his ear and landed in his jaw. Two bullets hit his left arm, and one shattered bones near his right thumb. His assailant then ran off, leaving Holmes calling for help.
Monroy-Bracamontes is in Sacramento County Jail awaiting trial.