Victim of Illegal Immigrant Shooter Speaks: 'When He Shot Me, He Was Smiling'

Victim of Illegal Immigrant Shooter Speaks: 'When He Shot Me, He Was Smiling'

A carjacking victim who miraculously survived a fatal shooting rampage in Sacramento that resulted in the deaths of two officers said the shooter was smiling when he fired at point-blank range.

“When he shot me he was smiling. When he shot me, you seen a crazy look. He liked what he was doing…to me,” Anthony Holmes said about his shooter in an interview with local NBC News affiliate in Sacramento KCRA. He said Marcelo Marquez was “a pro.”

Marquez went up to Holmes and told him to give him his keys. Holmes said “Man, I don’t know you.” Then he was shot. 

Marcelo Marquez is a twice-deported Mexican illegal alien. His legal name is Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte. 

Holmes said his quick thinking saved him from receiving a serious fatal shot to the head, which was Marquez’s intention. 

“He tried to shoot me in the head,” he told KCRA. Instead, Holmes was able to maneuver to the right and use his hands to block Marquez’s gun which resulted in him suffering several point-blank gun shot wounds to his ear and hands instead. 

“That’s what saved me, my hands. If I hadn’t done that, I would have been. Then my kids wouldn’t have no dad,” he said. 

Holmes was in critical condition when he arrived at UC Davis Medical Center. He was released on Monday, following extensive surgery. He has wires in his jaw and can only eat and drink through a straw. Both his left and right hands are in a cast, and his mobility is limited. 

Holmes’ family has set up a fundraising account on GiveForward to help them pay for the cost of his medical procedures. They have raised over 3/4 of their fundraising goal so far.