California truck stop worker arrested in fatal shooting was on probation for gun violation

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A Sacramento County man was arrested in connection to last week’s fatal shooting at the 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 Friday morning. According to a news release from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, Respers was an employee at the truck stop’s general store, 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, on reports of a shooting. There, they found a woman on the floor of general store suffering from at least one gunshot wound. She was transported to a hospital and was pronounced dead hours later.

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

According to the news release, Respers was on probation at the time of the shooting for a 2017 case where he was found guilty of possessing an unregistered firearm with ammunition, as well as possessing a concealed firearm in a vehicle. His probation was set to expire in 2023.

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

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