FULLERTON (CBSLA.com) — Fullerton police announce they have two people in custody for their alleged involvement in a shooting of a police officer Sunday morning.
A 7-year veteran of the Fullerton Police Department was shot several times but is expected to make a full recovery. He was shot while making a traffic stop about 12:15 a.m. The officer was wearing a protective vest.
About 12:15 a.m. Sunday, the officer attempted a traffic stop at Woods and Knepp Avenues when police say the driver fired at him.
The vehicle fled the scene.
Later Sunday morning, CHP officers said they located the vehicle near the Market Street off-ramp of the eastbound 60 Freeway. The driver, alleged to be 27-year-old Sjanee Duhart of Riverside, was arrested and taken into custody.
From information gleaned from her arrest and the subsequent investigation, police were led to a residence in the 3500 block of Cornelia Street in the city of Anaheim.
Detectives attempted to contact a resident at that location but he fled, according to officials. After a short foot chase, they said they observed the suspect trying to discard a semi-automatic handgun from his waistband. That suspect was identified as 29-year-old Marcus Bush of Anaheim.
Forensics tests are being conducted to determine if the recovered handgun was the same one used to shoot the officer.
Officials said Bush has an extensive criminal record. In addition to being a known gang member, they say his past includes arrests for aggravated assault, robbery and carjacking.
Detectives plan on asking the DA’s office to file attempted murder charges against Bush.