The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office has charged Ismael Saldivar (Age 28 of Rialto) with multiple crimes, including the attempted murder of a Fontana Police Officer.


On September 5, 2020, at about 2:48 pm, police officers from the Fontana Police Department were conducting an investigation at 605 N. H Street in the city of San Bernardino. During the investigation, a shooting occurred involving the officers and Ismael Saldivar. At the conclusion of the incident, Saldivar was arrested.

After reviewing this case, our office has charged Mr. Saldivar with violating the following sections of the California Penal Code and Vehicle Code:

Penal Code Section 664/187(a) – Attempted Murder (Felony)
Murder is the unlawful killing of a human being or fetus with malice aforethought.

Penal Code Section 245(a)(2) – Assault With A Firearm (Felony)
Any person who commits an assault upon the person of another with a firearm shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or four years, or in a county jail for not less than six months and not exceeding one year, or by both a fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000) and imprisonment.

Penal Code Section 245(c) – Assault Upon A Peace Officer (Felony)
Any person who commits an assault with a deadly weapon or instrument, other than a firearm, or by any means likely to produce great bodily injury upon the person of a peace officer or firefighter, and who knows or reasonably should know that the victim is a peace officer or firefighter engaged in the performance of his or her duties, when the peace officer or firefighter is engaged in the performance of his or her duties, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for three, four, or five years.

Penal Code Section 29800(a)(1) – Possession of A Firearm By A Felon (Felony)
Any person who has been convicted of, or has an outstanding warrant for, a felony under the laws of the United States, the State of California, or any other state, government, or country, or of an offense enumerated in subdivision (a), (b), or (d) of Section 23515, or who is addicted to the use of any narcotic drug, and who owns, purchases, receives, or has in possession or under custody or control any firearm is guilty of a felony.

Vehicle Code Section 2800.2(a) – Evading A Peace Officer (Felony)
If a person flees or attempts to elude a pursuing peace officer in violation of Section 2800.1 and the pursued vehicle is driven in a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property, the person driving the vehicle, upon conviction, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison, or by confinement in the county jail for not less than six months nor more than one year. The court may also impose a fine of not less than one thousand dollars ($1,000) nor more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or may impose both that imprisonment or confinement and fine.


DA Case Number: 2020-00-0042127
Court Case Number: FSB20003067
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