Sheriff’s Deputy Shot in Merced County; Suspect Found After Statewide Manhunt

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Authorities found a man suspected of shooting a sheriff’s deputy in the Central Valley after a statewide manhunt, authorities said.

Guadalupe Herrera-Lopez, 51, is seen in an undated photo provided by California Highway Patrol on Sep. 5, 2019.
Guadalupe Herrera-Lopez, 51, is seen in an undated photo provided by California Highway Patrol on Sep. 5, 2019.

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.

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