Merced County shooting suspect in custody after high speed chase through Paso Robles
–The Merced County Sheriff’s Office, Merced County Probation and Parole, California Highway Patrol, and Paso Robles Police Department located a suspect in an officer-Involved shooting, the Merced County Sheriff’s reports. The suspect arrested was 51-year-old Guadalupe Lopez-Herrera.
Lopez-Herrera was found in the city of Paso Robles and a pursuit ensued between officers and the suspect. Lopez-Herrera was driving the stolen GMC Sierra truck and a spike strip was deployed disabling the vehicle.
As the vehicle came to a stop, Lopez-Herrera shot at officers with a handgun. A K-9 was deployed and Lopez-Herrera was taken into custody.
“The Merced County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank everyone who called in and helped with information regarding Lopez-Herrera’s location,” the sheriff’s office statement said. “Additionally, we would like to thank all the allied agencies involvement with apprehending the suspect.”
Lopez-Herrera is currently being transported back to Merced County and will be booked into the Merced County Jail.
See additional report from KCRA.