Authorities found a man suspected of shooting a sheriff’s deputy in the Central Valley after a statewide manhunt, authorities said.
Merced County Sheriff’s Office deputies were involved in a shooting with Guadalupe Herrera-Lopez, 51, in the Dos Palos area when he shot one deputy and fled the scene Wednesday, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The deputy sustained injuries that were not life-threatening and was taken to a local hospital, authorities said.
Herrera-Lopez was found by 12:50 p.m. Thursday, California Highway Patrol said.
CHP issued a Blue Alert in an attempt to find the suspected shooter, who stands at about 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds. Herrera-Lopez has brown eyes, long brown hair and a mustache, and was last seen wearing a black shirt and dark jeans, according to CHP’s alert.
He was last seen driving a white 2013 GMC Sierra Crew Cab with a California license plate 25599H1.
Herrera-Lopez was considered armed and dangerous, and could be in possession of a semi-automatic handgun, CHP said.
Authorities did not provide information on what led to the shootout with deputies.
The Merced Sun-Star reported that deputies were responding to a report of domestic abuse at a home where Herrera-Lopez was hiding when he fired at arriving deputies.
It’s unclear where Herrera-Lopez was found Thursday.
Anyone with information was asked to call the Merced County Sheriff’s Office at 209-385-7445.