UPDATE: Lopez-Herrera has been captured, authorities said Thursday afternoon.
MERCED COUNTY — The California Highway Patrol has issued a Blue Alert for a suspect accused of shooting a Merced County Sheriff’s deputy.
The incident happened Wednesday evening in Dos Palos.
One deputy was shot and sustained non-life threatening injuries. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment.
The suspect has been identified as 51-year-old Guadelupe Lopez-Herrera, a Dos Palos resident.
He was last seen driving a white colored 2013 GMC Sierra Crew Cab with a California license plate labeled #25599H1.
If you have any information regarding his whereabouts, call the Merced County Sheriff’s Office at 209-385-7445.
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MERCED COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTY SHOT. Deputies searchin for this suspect: Guadalupe Lopez-Herrera, seen driving a White 2013 GMC Sierra Crew Cab, CA. License # 25599H1. If you have any information regarding this crime or vehicle please call the Merced Sheriff at 209-385-7445. pic.twitter.com/7L6hlkjs11
— Merced County Sheriff's Office (@MercedSheriff) September 5, 2019