SAN BERNARDINO

Friend of San Bernardino Shooter Syed Farook to Plead Guilty

Enrique Marquez Jr., a longtime friend of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook, agreed to plead guilty Tuesday to providing weapons and other support to terrorists as well as plotting a Southern California attack that did not occur. Marquez, a 25-year-old from Riverside, allegedly conspired with Farook in 2011 and 2012 to attack Riverside City College as well as commuter traffic on a freeway. Marquez also agreed to plead guilty to making false statements in connection with the purchase of two assault rifles that were used in the San Bernardino attack in 2015. “This defendant collaborated with and purchased weapons for a man who carried out the devastating Dec. 2, 2015, terrorist attack that took the lives of 14 innocent people, wounded nearly two dozen, and impacted our entire nation,” said U.S. Attorney Eileen M. Decker.