Suspect accused of setting mother on fire surrenders after hourslong standoff in Rancho Cucamonga

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (KABC) -- A suspect who is accused of setting his mother on fire surrendered after barricading himself in a Rancho Cucamonga home for several hours Monday morning.

Gilbert Banuelos, 54, was taken into custody just before noon.



Firefighters responded to the home on the 13000 block of Vine Street around 6:30 a.m. after receiving a call about a burn victim.

Once on scene, firefighters realized that the suspect's 73-year-old mother Candelaria Banuelos had been set on fire, allegedly by the suspect himself.

A SWAT team responded to the scene as authorities tried to get the suspect to come out.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said the victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Banuelos has a long criminal history is on probation for resisting a peace officer in a prior incident.

Nearby homes were evacuated out of an abundance of caution.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
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