- Associated Press - Thursday, November 6, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A man who was critically wounded during a shooting rampage in California that left two deputies dead said the gunman was smiling when he shot him and had opened fire almost immediately after demanding his car keys.

Anthony Holmes also told KCRA-TV (https://bit.ly/1y9zdk6) on Wednesday that he hesitated briefly when the man demanded his car.

“I looked at him, I’m like, ‘man, I don’t even know you.’ As soon as I said that, he just shot me in my ear,” Holmes said.

The attacker shot him several more times at close range.

“When he shot me, he was smiling,” Holmes - his arms bandaged and face swollen - said during the interview in the backyard of his home. “When he shot me, you seen that crazy look.”

Holmes used his hands and arms to protect his head during the shooting. He was left with a shattered jaw and left arm and will need at least a month of treatment and therapy.

Two Utah residents, Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte, and his wife, 38-year-old Janelle Marquez Monroy, have been charged with murder and attempted murder in the Oct. 24 rampage. They have not entered pleas.

Authorities say Monroy-Bracamonte, 34, fired all the fatal shots, first killing Sacramento County Deputy Danny Oliver then later Placer County sheriff’s detective Michael Davis Jr.

He and his wife are both charged with the attempted murder and attempted carjacking of Holmes, with Monroy as an accomplice.

The couple is also charged with two more attempted carjackings and one successful carjacking.

They are accused of fleeing to a neighboring county, where Monroy-Bracamonte is charged with killing Davis and wounding another deputy.

The motive for the attacks remained unknown.

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