The Merced County sheriff’s sergeant who was shot last week has been identified as STAR Team Sgt. Clint Landrum.
Deputies say 51-year-old Guadalupe Lopez-Herrera fired shots at deputies through a fence as they approached him to take him into custody Thursday near the intersection of Eucalyptus Road and Highway 33 in Dos Palos. Landrum was hit just above the knee, causing non-life threatening injuries.
Another officer, Merced County Deputy Julio Ibarra, also was involved in the shooting, according to a news release.
After firing at the deputies, Lopez-Herrera fled. That caused a manhunt. He was captured later in the day after he fired another shot at CHP officers before being captured at Eagle Field in Firebaugh.