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):

7:30 p.m.

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.

No one was hurt.

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.


10:32 a.m.

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,

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