A parolee gang member was sentenced recently to 60 years to life in state prison for attempting to murder a Fullerton Police Department (FPD) officer by shooting him several times at close range during a traffic stop.
At the time of the crime in 2013, Marcos Allen Bush, 34, of Santa Ana, was a documented member of an Anaheim criminal street gang and was on parole for assault with a deal weapon with force likely to cause great bodily injury, criminal threats, and domestic violence.
At approximately 12:15 a.m. on March 17, 2013, Bush was driving in Fullerton with an unidentified passenger and was pulled over in a traffic stop by an FPD officer.
The officer approached the driver’s side door and contacted Bush. The windows of the vehicle had a dark tint and the officer could not see into the back seat area of the vehicle.
As the officer stood closer to the car to determine how many occupants were inside, Bush pulled out a firearm and shot the officer at point-blank range in the chest.
The officer was wearing a ballistic vest, which prevented the bullet from penetrating his heart.
As the officer stepped back, Bush fired out the window at the officer several more times, shooting him twice in the arm, once in the leg, and once grazing his hip.
Bush fired several more times and hit residences in the area, then sped away and fled the scene. The officer fired two rounds at the suspect vehicle as it sped away.
FPD investigated this case and identified Bush as a suspect.
On the afternoon of March 17, 2013, FPD located Bush at an apartment in Anaheim.
As the Anaheim Police Department and FPD attempted to arrest Bush, the defendant ran from officers, discarding a firearm and bullets as he ran. The defendant was caught and arrested soon after.