The Latest: Suspect in sheriff’s sergeant shooting captured
MERCED, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a sheriff’s deputy in California (all times local):
Authorities have captured a man who allegedly shot and wounded a sheriff’s sergeant in Central California.
The Merced County Sheriff’s Office says 51-year-old Guadalupe Lopez-Herrera was taken into custody Thursday in Kings County after a nearly hour-long chase.
Authorities say the chase ended with Lopez-Herrera firing a shot at California Highway Patrol officers who disabled his stolen pickup truck with a spike strip.
However, nobody was hurt in Thursday’s shooting.
It’s unclear whether Lopez-Herrera had an attorney.
A warrant was issued for Lopez-Herrera’s arrest on Wednesday afternoon after authorities say he fired at deputies through a fence at a home in Dos Palos, south of Modesto.
Authorities had gone there to arrest him following a weekend domestic violence report.
A sheriff’s sergeant was shot in the leg but is expected to recover.
Authorities in central California are searching for a suspect who allegedly shot a Merced County sheriff’s deputy who was investigating a domestic violence case.
Merced County Sheriff’s Officer deputy Daryl Allen says 51-year-old Guadalupe Lopez-Herrera opened fire on sheriff deputies Wednesday in Dos Palos.
The Merced Sun-Star reports deputies went to a home where Lopez-Herrera was hiding after receiving a report of domestic abuse over the weekend.
Allen says Lopez-Herrera opened fire moments after they arrived, striking one deputy, and then fled.
He says the deputy was alert and in good spirits and flown to a Modesto hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Officers believe Herrera could be driving a 2013 White GMC Sierra pickup with California plates.
Court document show Lopez-Herrera has a history of domestic violence allegations.
Information from: Merced Sun-Star, http://www.mercedsun-star.com