Man Shot in Sac-Placer Rampage Describes Fateful Moments

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Anthony Holmes said he remembers hearing a 'pop, pop, pop' of gunfire. He remembers the bullet hit his ear.

"I think he emptied the clip," Holmestold FOX40.

A month ago Monday, Holmes came face-to-face with an alleged killer.

Holmes sat on his couch remembering the look on Marcelo Marquez's face.

"He was smiling, like he liked what he was doing, I don't know," Holmes said.

Holmes became one of the pieces to a puzzling crime on Oct. 24, that stretched from Sacramento to Placer counties.

Marcelo Marquez and Janelle Monroy are accused of a deadly shooting spree, killing two deputies in Sacramento and Placer counties. After shooting officers in Sacramento, Marquez approached Holmes and attempted to carjack him.

Holmes brushed him off, saying he thought he wasn't serious. But before he could react, bullets were being fired right at his head.

He knows he is lucky to be alive, but lives with haunting memories.

"Sometimes I wake up and I see him standing over me," he said.

It is a nightmare that doesn't go away when he wakes. It left  him with a bullet wound to the ear, two in his left arm and one in his right hand.

Holmes said he is truly thankful this year for so many things, for the people in a dentist office window that witnessed him being shot repeatedly, but were powerless to stop it. They screamed to him they were calling 911. Holmes is thankful for his family, and thankful to be alive.

If you wish to donate toward Holmes' medical expenses, you can click here.


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