FULLERTON, Calif. (KTLA) — Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the shooting of a Fullerton police officer during a traffic stop.
The suspects have been identified as Marcos Bush, 29, of Santa Ana, and Sjanee R. Duhart, 27, of Riverside.
Bush, the suspected gunman, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, Fullerton police said.
Authorities say he is an active gang member and has a lengthy arrest record that includes robbery, aggravated assault and carjacking.
Duhart is charged with being an accessory to the attempted murder.
The shooting happened around 12:13 a.m. Sunday after the officer pulled over a vehicle near Woods and Knepp avenues.
As the officer approached the vehicle, a dark-colored Pontiac Grand Prix, the driver fired a handgun, striking the officer multiple times.
The officer, who was wearing a bullet-proof vest, managed to return fire, but it was not known if he struck either of the two occupants.
After issuing a “blue alert,” authorities found the suspects’ car in Riverside and arrested Duhart, police said.
Following leads, investigators went to a home in the 3500 block of Cornelia Circle in Anaheim, where they made contact with Bush.
Bush fled and a short foot pursuit followed, during which the suspect was seen reaching into his waistband and discarding a semiautomatic handgun.
After his arrest, authorities recovered the weapon, and forensics tests were pending to determine if it is the handgun used against the officer.
The officer, a seven-year veteran of the force, was hospitalized with non-life threatening wounds and is expected to survive. His identity has not been released.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fullerton Police Department at (714) 738-6800.