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Slain carjacking suspect had troubled past

SACRAMENTO, CA (AP) - A man fatally shot by police after leading officers on a 14-hour manhunt that shut down one of Interstate 80 had a criminal past and struggled with addiction.

Family members of 38-year-old Jimmy Lee Graves told the Sacramento Bee that his marriage was failing and that he was awaiting trial on felony robbery charges.

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Graves' uncle, Ed Graves, said his nephew had trouble holding down a job, and had struggled with a painkiller addiction.

His brother-in-law Mario Albornoz said Graves had a 5-year-old son, but that his marriage to the mother was dissolving.

The former smog-check technician was fatally shot Friday at an apartment in Arden Arcade after police said he went on a carjacking spree, one of which ended in a crash on Interstate 80.


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