SAN BERNARDINO – A small bump of a vehicle led to the shooting of a child-occupied vehicle being shot at on Monday afternoon. At around 3:25 p.m. just after taking their children to Five & Fly Pizza located in the 1700 block of Highland Avenue in the City of San Bernardino. As the two adults and two small kids were leaving the restaurant, they accidentally bumped a light blue Chevy Equinox. The vehicle was occupied by a man and woman, later identified as 38-year-old Jose Luis Saldivar and 38-year-old Connie Antonia Rivera, both of San Bernardino. Knowing the small bump caused no damage, the couple apologized to Saldivar and Rivera and continued to leave.
Saldivar, apparently still upset about the incident, followed the family to State Street and West Darby Street where he fired a shot at the vehicle. Some of the occupants in the vehicle were missed by only inches. Saldivar fled the area and the victims called 911 to report the incident. Deputies responded, searched the area, and were unable to locate Saldivar. The following day, Central Station detectives continued the investigation, which led them to high-resolution color video. In the video, they could clearly see the license plate of the suspect vehicle and through quick record check, they discovered the vehicle belonged to Saldivar, who matched the description provided by the victims. Through investigation, they learned that the female passenger was Rivera. Arrest and search warrants were obtained for both at the San Bernardino home.
On Friday, November 4, 2016, both were getting ready to leave their home when they were taken into custody without incident. Saldivar was discovered to have a loaded revolver concealed in his front pants pocket at the time of the arrest. During the search of the suspects home, deputies located multiple assault rifles, handguns, ammunition, high capacity magazines and manufactured/ altered gun parts. Both suspects, who have an extensive criminal history, were booked into the Central Detention Center for attempted murder, discharge firearm in an occupied vehicle, assault with a firearm, assault with a firearm, and child endangerment. Both Saldivar and Rivera are scheduled to appear at the San Bernardino Superior Court on Tuesday afternoon.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Central Station. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.
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