A parolee, who was recently acquitted in a gang-related attempted murder and carjacking case, was charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting that wounded a Fullerton police officer during a traffic stop, the Orange County District Attorney said on Tuesday.
Marcos Allen Bush, 29, is accused in the shooting of Officer J. Boline. He was shot several times at close range after midnight Sunday in Fullerton, police said.
Bush faces charges including attempted murder, shooting from a motor vehicle, assault with a semiautomatic firearm on a peace officer, possession of a firearm by a felon, and street terrorism with sentencing enhancements, prosecutors said.
Bush's Tuesday arraignment was postponed until March 25, according to the OC District Attorney. He remains in custody.
Boline, who was recovering at a hospital, was struck by several bullets to the chest, arm and leg, officials said. His armored vest was credited with saving his life.
Bush was captured in Anaheim hours after the shooting, after police located the suspected getaway car being driven by an alleged associate in Riverside. Police allege that the associate, identified as Sjanee Duhart, 27, was trying to dispose of the car to help Bush escape, prosecutors said.
Police were searching for a second passenger they believe was riding in the car at the time of the shooting.
Bush, who was on parole for a conviction involving an assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats, and domestic violence in 2009, was acquitted on March 6 in a robbery conspiracy case, prosecutors said.
In that case, he was accused of using a gun and metal pipe to rob his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend and steal his car. Prosecutors alleged that the case was a robbery scheme hatched by Bush, his girlfriend and his girlfriend’s niece.
Bush testified that there was no robbery plot and that he was acting in self-defense when he hit and shot at his girlfriend’s ex, prosecutors said. He claimed he was trying to protect his girlfriend from being sexually assaulted by her ex, officials said.