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Police release ID of man suspected in death of ex-DA’s son

May 7, 2019
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This undated image released by the Atwater Police Department shows Dagoberto Penaloza. Atwater Police Chief Michael Salvador said Monday, May 6, 2019, that detectives are searching for Penaloza in the shooting death of Ethan Morse, the son of a former district attorney. (Atwater Police Department via AP)

ATWATER, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in central California have released the identity of a man suspected in the killing of the son of a former district attorney.

Atwater Police Chief Michael Salvador said Monday that detectives are searching for 26-year-old Dagoberto Penaloza in the shooting death of Ethan Morse.

Morse was the son of former Merced County District Attorney Larry Morse II.

The 22-year-old Morse was shot in March at a busy intersection where he had gone to drop off his daughter at daycare.

Salvador says there is a $1 million arrest warrant out for Penaloza, who is considered armed and dangerous.

Penaloza is also wanted in a 2017 Thanksgiving attempted homicide in Menlo Park, 30 miles south of San Francisco. There is an $11 million arrest warrant in connection to that crime.