FULLERTON – Fullerton police had two suspects in custody Sunday night after the early-morning shooting of an officer during a traffic stop.
After a foot chase that began when information led detectives to an Anaheim home, police arrested a 29-year-old man Sunday afternoon, according to a Fullerton police statement. California Highway Patrol officers had arrested a 27-year-old woman in the morning. She was found in Riverside driving the four-door Pontiac that had been pulled over, police said.
Police say an officer made a 12:13 a.m traffic stop near Woods and Knepp avenues and was shot multiple times as he approached the car’s driver’s-side window. The officer is stable and is expected to fully recover, according to the police statement. He has been on the force for seven years.
The shooting suspect is Marcos Bush of Santa Ana. Police say his arrest record includes robbery, aggravated assault and carjacking. He is a member of a criminal street gang, police say.
When police found Bush at a home on West Cornelia Circle in Anaheim, he fled and discarded a handgun pulled from his waistband, police say. They are testing the gun to determine if it was the one used in the shooting.
Police will ask the district attorney to charge Bush with attempted murder of a police officer, the police news release says. Police attribute the officer’s survival to his bulletproof vest and training.
Also in custody is Sjanee Duhart of Riverside, who is being charged as an accessory in the attempted murder of a police officer, the police statement says.
Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting or the other occupants of the vehicle to contact the Fullerton Police Department at 714-738-6838.
By MIKE REICHER and ALYSSA DURANTY/ ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
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