Halloween Family’s Terror and Attempted Murder Leads to an Arsenal
Police display confiscated guns
MUSCOY – A bullet flew inches from an unsuspecting family of four as they drove home after a pizza meal on Halloween.
The anonymous victims drove their two small kids to Five and Fly Pizza at 1776 West Highland Avenue in San Bernardino around 3:30 p.m. While leaving, they bumped into a light blue Chevy Equinox and apologized to the driver and a woman passenger, according to San Bernardino County Sheriffs.
Terror ensued as the Equinox appeared a short time later at the corner of N. State and W. Darby Streets in Muscoy. The male driver aimed a handgun and shot a single round into the driver’s side of the family’s car, then sped away.
A 911 extensive air and ground search combed the area, but the shooter and his passenger were nowhere to be found.
The deputies’ days-long investigation produced a color video of the license plate, which identified the alleged suspect, Jose Luis Saldivar (38) of San Bernardino, as the registered driver of the car.
The victims’ descriptions ID’d the alleged shooter during a photo lineup, along with the alleged passenger, Saldivar’s live-in girlfriend, Connie Antonia Rivera (38).
Deputies armed with warrants took both suspects into custody without incident early Friday at their home on N. Lincoln Drive.
Saldivar was discovered to have a loaded revolver concealed in his front pants pocket .
Deputies seized multiple assault rifles, handguns, ammunition, manufactured/altered gun parts that were being made by Saldivar in his garage, and high-capacity magazines.
Both were booked into San Bernardino’s Central Detention Center, while being held on multiple charges. Suspicion of attempted murder, assault with a firearm, shooting into an inhabited vehicle, and child cruelty slapped Saldivar with $1 million bail. Rivera’s criminal threats, suspicion of attempted murder, child cruelty and shooting into an occupied vehicle landed her $500,000 in bail.
Both have extensive criminal history.
Information requested: contact Central Station 909-387-3545 or anonymously WeTip.com