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Posted by Fay Arfa | Mar 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A parolee gang member was sentenced on Friday 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.

Defendant Charges Sentence
Marcos Allen Bush, 34, Santa Ana Found guilty by a jury on March 15, 2017, of the following felony counts:
  • Attempted murder
  • Shooting from a motor vehicle
  • Assault with a semiautomatic firearm on a peace officer
  • Possession of a firearm by a felon
  • (3) Shooting at a residence

Sentencing Enhancements

  • Personal discharge of a firearm causing great bodily injury
  • Personal use of a firearm
  • Causing great bodily injury
  • Prior strike conviction for criminal threats in 2008
Sentenced on March 16, 2018, to

60 years to life in state prison

Circumstances of the Case

  • At the time of the crime, Bush was documented member of an Anaheim criminal street gang and on parole for assault with a deadly 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 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.

Senior Deputy District Attorney Gary Logalbo of the Gang/TARGET Unit prosecuted this case.

Orange County District Attorney / Case # 13NF0945 / March 19, 2018

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Fay Arfa

Fay Arfa has the distinction of being Certified as a Specialist in two separate areas of law – Criminal Law as well as Appellate Law – by the California State Bar, Board of Specialization. The National Board of Trial Advocacy has also awarded her a board Certification in Criminal Trial Advocacy. ...


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