2 people killed in Del Taco shooting are identified
Coroner’s officials on Sunday released the identities of the man and 6-year-old boy who were shot and killed Saturday at a Del Taco fast-food restaurant in San Bernardino.
Alex Trujillo, 33, of San Bernardino, was pronounced dead from his injuries at 1:35 p.m. at the scene of the shooting, according to the San Bernardino County coroner’s office. His son, Adrian, died of his injuries about 30 minutes later at a nearby hospital.
The two were killed Saturday afternoon when Jimmy Schlager, 56, walked into the restaurant with two handguns and opened fire on them, as well as Trujillo's wife and the couple's other child, a 5-year-old boy. After shooting the family members, who were sitting at a table, Schlager then fatally shot himself. Alex Trujillo’s wife was Schlager’s stepdaughter, authorities said.
Schlager was transported to a hospital and died from his injuries around 4 p.m. Schlager’s stepdaughter and her younger son, whose identities have not been released, were critically injured and taken to Loma Linda University Medical Center.
Authorities said Schlager had a lengthy criminal record, from 1972 to 1999, that included charges of theft, DUI and assault with a deadly weapon. Police did not release any further details about the investigation on Sunday.
A woman who answered the phone at the Del Taco location, in the 2000 block of East Highland Avenue, said the restaurant had not yet reopened and that staff were “still taking care of things.” They expected to reopen later in the day. She declined to discuss the incident and referred questions to the restaurant chain’s corporate headquarters.