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August 2, 2017 – Yuba County Sheriff Investigators have identified the suspect in the shooting incident that occurred in Oregon House yesterday in which two Yuba County Deputies were shot and seriously injured. The suspect that was found deceased by SWAT personnel at approximately 2pm inside a residence where the shooting occurred in the 9000 block of Marysville Road has been identified as Mark Anthony Sanchez, born 8/6/1983, originally of Gilroy, Ca. It is believed that Sanchez was living and working as a caretaker at a marijuana garden located next to the residence where the shooting occurred after Sanchez fled from deputies into the neighboring residence.
Sanchez was a previously convicted felon that had served time in California State Prison for multiple violent felonies including carjacking and assault with a deadly weapon, as well as burglary and possession of stolen property. It was also discovered that Sanchez had two active warrants out of Gilroy for Robbery and Disturbing the Peace at the time of his death. An autopsy to determine official cause of death for Sanchez is scheduled for tomorrow morning.
The two Yuba County Deputies injured in the shooting were listed in fair condition this morning, and are continuing to recover from surgery at Sutter Roseville Medical Center.