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The man arrested Friday after the deaths of two California sheriff's deputies was deported to Mexico twice. The man arrested Friday after the deaths of two California sheriff's deputies was deported to Mexico twice.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -

Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte had more to hide than many of the estimated 11 million people living in the United States illegally. He had been convicted in Arizona for selling drugs and twice deported to Mexico.

How he escaped detection was a mystery on Sunday.

His background would have almost certainly flagged him to be expelled from the country again, but he managed to stay under the radar until his arrest Friday on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and carjacking in the deaths of two sheriff's deputies during a shooting rampage in Northern California.

Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones tells The Sacramento Bee that he may have lived under multiple identities and that he may have had troubles with the law under another name.

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