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SBSD - Rancho Cucamonga Police Department
Monday August 19th, 2019 :: 03:07 p.m. PDT


Gilbert Banuelos is arrested for Attempt Murder after being barricaded inside a home for over 5 hours

DATE/TIME: August 19, 2019/6:09 am

INCIDENT: Attempt Murder/Barricaded Subject

LOCATION: 13000 block of Vine Street, Rancho Cucamonga

SUSPECT: Gilbert Banuelos, age 54 a resident of Rancho Cucamonga

VICTIM: Elderly female, age 73 a resident of Rancho Cucamonga
(mother of the Gilbert Banuelos)

On Monday, August 19, 2019, at approximately 6:09 am, deputies from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department were requested by the Rancho Cucamonga Fire Department to respond to a residence in the 13000 block of Vine Street. Fire personnel advised deputies they had responded to the location and were told by the victim that she had fled from her home where her son, Gilbert Banuelos, had lit her on fire. The victim was transported to a local area hospital for treatment of her injuries.

Prior to deputies’ arrival, Banuelos barricaded himself inside the home. Deputies gave multiple PA announcements in an attempt to get Banuelos to peacefully surrender and exit the home.
Deputies from the Specialized Enforcement Division (SED), a negotiator, and Sheriff’s Aviation responded to the location. After approximately five (5) hours of announcements deputies from SED deployed a chemical agent into the home. Several minutes later, Banuelos exited the home continuing to ignore deputies’ commands to peacefully surrender. Deputies’ deployed less than lethal rounds and Banuelos was taken into custody. Banuelos was transported to a local area hospital for evaluation prior to being booked into jail. Banuelos was also found to be on PRCS for PC69 Obstructing/Resisting an Officer.

Nearby residents were evacuated during the incident and allowed to return home after the area was determined safe.

The victim remains in the hospital where she is in critical, but stable condition.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department 909-477-2800. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information at

Refer: Public Affairs Division
Phone No. (909) 387-3700

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Rancho Cucamonga Police Department
10510 Civic Center Dr
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 909-477-2800

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