Man detained in fatal California truck stop shooting was on parole



A Sacramento County man has been arrested in connection with last week’s fatal shooting at 49er Travel Plaza off Interstate 80 in unincorporated Natomas.

Deputies arrested Quentin Raynal Respers, 32, on Sunday for the shooting that occurred inside the Interstate 80 truck stop on Friday morning. According to a press release from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, Respers was a general store employee at the truck stop and was on duty when the shooting occurred.

Deputies first responded to the truck stop on the 2800 block of El Centro around 3:44 a.m. Friday after reports of a shooting. There they found a woman on the floor of a general store suffering from at least one gunshot wound. She was taken to hospital and was pronounced dead a few hours later.

The victim has since been identified as Abrina Gabriella Abraham, 38. Deputies believe that Respers and Abraham knew each other.

According to the press release, Respers was on probation at the time of the shooting for a 2017 case where he was convicted of possession of an unregistered firearm with ammunition, as well as possession of a firearm. concealed in a vehicle. His probation was due to expire in 2023.

Respers is being held without bond at the Sacramento County Main Jail.

This story was originally published June 27, 2022 5:23 p.m.

Amelia Davidson is a summer reporting intern for The Sacramento Bee. Originally from Maryland, she is a student at Yale University where she majored in American Studies and is the academic editor of the Yale Daily News.


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