Manhunt underway for Calif. detective’s suspected shooter

Guadalupe Herrera Lopez, 51, is accused of opening fire on deputies responding to a domestic violence call Wednesday in Merced.

MERCED, Calif. — California Highway Patrol activated a “Blue Alert” as the Merced County Sheriff’s Department searched for a man suspected of shooting one of their detectives

Guadalupe Herrera Lopez, 51, is accused of opening fire on deputies responding to a domestic violence call Wednesday in Merced around 3:30 p.m. Lopez allegedly fired a handgun multiple times, hitting a department detective at least once. Officials say the victim is expected to survive.

Electronic signs operated by the California Department of Transportation all over San Diego County freeways read “Call 9-1-1” Thursday morning. CHP said the Blue Alert program is designed to issue and coordinate alerts following an attack on law enforcement.

This alert seen on San Diego County freeways Thursday morning was helping track down a Northern California deputy’s shooter.

Lopez was last seen driving a white 2013 GMC Sierra truck with California license plate number 25599H1, according to CHP.  CHP said Lopez should be considered armed and dangerous. He may be in possession of a semi-automatic handgun.

View the full release on Lopez here.

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