Officials Seek Man Who Allegedly Shot Merced County Deputy

MERCED, Calif. (AP) – 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.