Sacramento Sheriff's deputy shot in face, suspect linked to Bay Area murder

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 11:47AM
Sacramento sheriff's homicide detectives arrested Nicory Marquis Spann, 27, of Sacramento for the shooting of a sheriff's deputy that occurred Tuesday evening.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Sacramento sheriff's homicide detectives arrested Nicory Marquis Spann, 27, of Sacramento for the shooting of a sheriff's deputy that occurred Tuesday evening.

Just before 6:00 p.m., Deputy Alex Ladwig reported that the suspect was fighting with him on the lower platform of Regional Transit located at Watt Avenue and Interstate 80 in North Highlands.

At some point during the fight, Spann was able to get the deputy's gun and fired two shots. One of the shots struck the deputy in the face.

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Deputies responded to the scene along with other allied agencies. The Sheriff's helicopter was overhead immediately and observed the suspect run into the Red Roof Inn on Watt Avenue. A perimeter was immediately set up around the motel and the suspect was believed to be contained.

The Sheriff's Special Enforcement Detail responded to the motel and began evacuations with the assistance of the robot. At 9:15 p.m., the robot located Spann hiding in an alcove located in an outside hallway of the motel. Deputies then took the suspect into custody without further incident.

Spann was arrested for attempted murder on a peace officer. He was booked at the Sacramento County Main Jail. He is currently ineligible for bail, and is scheduled to be arraigned in Sacramento Superior Court on June 29, 2017.

Spann was also one of four suspects arrested in the shooting death of a brother and sister during a 2008 robbery in Mountain View. Three men were convicted in those murders in December, but not Spann.

Deputy Ladwig is a four year veteran of the sheriff's department. He is in stable condition after undergoing extensive surgery to his jaw last night but did suffer major facial injuries.
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