664/187 PC - Attempted Murder
BARSTOW POLICE DEPARTMENT
220 EAST MOUNTAIN VIEW
BARSTOW, CA 92311
(760) 256-2215 (fax)
DATE: October 24, 2016
OFFENSE: 664 / 187 PC – Attempted Murder
DATE OF INCIDENT: October 25, 2016
SUSPECT: Derek M. Busick, WMA, 29-Year-Old Barstow Resident
VICTIM: Robert J. Marquez
CASE AGENT: Detective Tom Lewis
On October 24, 2016, at approximately 8:13 P.M., Barstow Police Dispatch received a report of an assault in the 600 block of East Buena Vista Street. Barstow Police Officers responded to the scene and upon arrival found Robert Marquez suffering from multiple stab wounds to his upper torso.
While the responding officers were speaking with Marquez he was able to provide the name of the person who had stabbed him. Marquez identified the suspect as Derek Busick. Barstow Police Detective Tom Lewis was called out and assumed the investigation.
The investigation revealed that the victim found Busick on his property and asked Busick to leave. Busick refused to leave the victim’s property and an altercation ensued. During the altercation Busick stabbed the victim several times. Marquez sustained serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) in Colton, California.
As the officers were investigating the incident Busick returned to scene and was arrested without incident. During Busick’s arrest evidence linking him to the assault was located on his person. Busick was booked at the High Desert Detention Center in Adelanto, California for the above listed charge.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Lewis at 760-255-5132 or the Barstow Police Department, (760) 256-2211. Those wishing to remain anonymous may also report criminal activity by calling the WE-Tip hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME.
Albert Ramirez Jr.
Chief of Police