Calif. Police Officer Shot, Suspects Arrested

March 18, 2013
The Fullerton police officer was wearing a bulletproof vest and was able to return fire.

A Fullerton police officer was shot early Sunday and two suspects were taken into custody.

Police charged Marcos Bush with suspicion of attempted murder and Sjanee Duhart with suspicion of being an accessory to attempted murder, according to The Los Angeles Times.

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Officials said the shooting occurred when the suspects were pulled over around 12:13 a.m. near Woods and Knepp avenues.

As the unidentified male police officer approached the vehicle, the Bush allegedly opened fire, hitting the officer multiple times.

The officer was wearing a bulletproof vest and was able to return fire.

The seven-year veteran of the police force was transported to a local hospital where he was listed in stable condition.

After issuing a "blue alert," police located the suspects' vehicle and arrested Duhart. Soon after they tracked down and arrested Bush.

"The speed in which the suspect was identified and captured is a testament to the commitment and exemplary work by Fullerton officers, as well as the many other law enforcement agencies assisting in this investigation," Fullerton Police Chief Dan Hughes told the newspaper.

The incident is currently under investigation.

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