Suspect arrested, another officer wanted after gunshot in Turlock – CBS Sacramento
TURLOCK (CBS13) – A suspect is in custody and the search for a second suspect is underway after an officer was shot dead Thursday night in Turlock, authorities said.
According to the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office, the officer was shot but is expected to be fine. At a press conference Thursday night, police in Turlock said a California Highway Patrol officer was shot dead.
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The situation was in the Lane and High Street area. The sheriff’s office said a deputy on a car theft task force had appealed for help. Several agencies are part of the working group.
Turlock Police said the incident resulted from a freeway shootout that occurred Wednesday night. Authorities located the suspect along the High Street on Thursday, and the suspect opened fire on law enforcement as they approached him.
Authorities responded and the suspect fled on foot. Moments later, a second armed suspect began shooting at law enforcement, leaving the CHP officer with a non-life threatening gunshot wound.
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Turlock Police said a pursuit of suspects led to the arrest of the original suspect. He was not injured or identified. A search remains in place for the second suspect.
No description of the suspect was available.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, anyone in the Spruce, Angelus, Orange and High Streets area is urged to lock their doors and report any suspicious activity.
#BreakingUpdate Turlock Police say the CHP officer was hit at 600 Blocknof High St. in a shootout and that officer will be fine. A shooting suspect in custody, second shooting suspect on the run. A 10-block perimeter in Turlock and a massive manhunt for him now. https://t.co/E2J6csnaBl
– stevelarge (@largesteven) December 17, 2021
Turlock Police set up a 10-block perimeter to search for the gunman. People outside the perimeter when it was set up were not allowed to go inside to reach their homes.
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The Turlock Police Department is the lead agency in this investigation.