Parolee Charged With Attempted Murder of Fullerton Police Officer
FULLERTON (CBSLA.com) — A parolee was charged Tuesday with the attempted murder of a Fullerton police officer.
Marcos Allen Bush, 29, will also face one count each of shooting from a vehicle, assault with a semiautomatic firearm on a police officer, possession of a firearm by a felon, and street terrorism. The Santa Ana native is also looking at three counts of shooting at a residence.
Bush is currently in custody without bail as he is pending for arraignment, which has been rescheduled for March 25.
Co-defendant, Sjanee Roshawnta Duhart, 27, will have her arraignment on the same date. Duhart is charged with being an accessory and is facing the allegation of gang activity, which could enhance her sentence.
Duhart was reportedly with Bush at the time of the shooting, and she is accused of trying to get rid of the Grand Prix he was driving, according to prosecutors. She was arrested by California Highway Patrol officers near Market Street and the Moreno Valley Freeway in Riverside within two hours of the shooting.
Bush faces the possibility of 60 years to life in prison if convicted, while Duhart is looking at seven years in prison.
Bush was on parole after serving time for assault with a deadly weapon with force likely to cause great bodily injury, criminal threats, and domestic violence, according to prosecutors. He is also documented by Anaheim police as a gang member.
New charges were filed less than just two weeks after a jury had acquitted Bush of attempted murder, according to Fullerton police Sgt. Jeff Stuart. He was also acquitted on March 6 of carjacking, as well as second-degree robbery in a case that involved a fistfight with a man accused of carrying on a relationship with the underage niece of Bush’s girlfriend, according to Doug Myers, Bush’s trial attorney.
The wounded officer, whose name has not been released publicly, is still in the hospital, and is scheduled to mark his eighth anniversary on the force in April, according to Stuart.
The officer had received the “Distinguished Medal for Bravery” after helping to save a suicidal suspect who led police on a pursuit from stabbing himself.
The officer’s survival can be attributed to his bullet-resistant vest he was wearing during the traffic stop that sparked the incident. The traffic stop happened at around 12:15 a.m. on Sunday.
Bush was hit by two bullets to his arm, and one to his leg, according to authorities, who also claim that he was behind the wheel of the 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix as he leaned out the driver’s side window to shoot the officer.
Detectives then developed information that led them to a home in the 3500 block of Cornelia in Anaheim.
A foot chase ensued, during which Bush threw a semiautomatic handgun away. The weapon was recovered by police after Bush’s arrest. Ballistic tests are currently pending to determine whether or not the gun was the same used in the shooting.
Bush previously pleaded guilty on Oct. 2, 2008, in a domestic violence case, and was sentenced to three years in prison. He was then placed on three years of informal probation for a DUI conviction in 2011, according to court records.