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SBSD - Fontana Sheriff's Department
Friday October 13th, 2023 :: 04:14 p.m. PDT


Man Calls Police to Report Vehicle Burglary and Ultimately Shoots Burglar

DATE/TIME: Friday, October 13, 2023 / 8:15 a.m.

INCIDENT: Vehicle Burglary / Assault with a Firearm

LOCATION: 18600 block of Valley Boulevard, unincorporated Bloomington

INVOLVED PERSON 1:  Alexander Marquez, a 36-year-old resident of Rancho Cucamonga

INVOLVED PERSON 2: Dennis Smith, a 24-year-old resident of Hemet 

SUMMARY: On Friday, October 13, 2023, at about 8:15 a.m., Fontana Station deputies responded to a reported vehicle burglary in progress in the 18600 block of Valley Boulevard, unincorporated Bloomington.

The reporting party, Alexander Marquez, reported Dennis Smith was breaking into a vehicle. 

A short time later, Marquez shot Smith. Deputies arrived and located Marquez armed with a firearm. Marquez fled inside the business and was safely detained a short time later. Deputies found Smith suffering from a gunshot wound to his lower body and immediately rendered medical attention. Smith was transported by ambulance to a local hospital where he remains hospitalized. Deputies served a search warrant at the incident location and seized evidence related to this incident. Marquez was released pending further investigation. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Fontana Sheriff’s Station at (909) 356-6767.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463), or leave information on the We-Tip website at

Refer: Deputies N. Nunez / M. Smoot

Station: Fontana Station

Phone No. (909) 356-6767

Case No. 032302557

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Fontana Sheriff's Department
17780 Arrow Blvd
Fontana, CA 92335

Emergency: 9-1-1

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