Man Arrested For Attempted Murder

Staff Reports

Rancho Cucamonga- On September 13, the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department responded to an incident in the 10900 block of Terra Vista Parkway in Rancho Cucamonga. As the deputies approached the residence, they heard several gunshots coming from inside of the home.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, “Deputies believed the series of gunfire involved a domestic violence active shooter. Rancho Cucamonga deputies have extensive training on responding to these types of situations and quickly coordinated a tactical plan and approached the residence.”

The suspect was identified as 36 year-old Marcus Chavez. The deputies made their approach, they located Chavez who was no longer armed and was taken into custody without further incident. As deputies did further investigation in the residence, they were able to located a mini-14 rifle with a high capacity magazine along with numerous fired cartridge casings. The SBCSD also states, “Several bullet holes were located throughout the residence. It appears Chavez was also firing at the first responding deputies. No one was injured during this situation.”

Deputies also learned in their investigation that Chavez’s wife and children had been inside the residence when he started to load his firearm. The wife and kids were able to leave the residence before actual shots had been fired. Chavez was booked into the West Valley Detention Center, a bail set at $1,000,000 for attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, child endangerment, and felon in possession of a firearm.

If you have any additional information regarding this incident, you are urged to contact the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department at (909) 477-2800. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at