Man accused of shooting deputy spotted in Paso Robles

September 5, 2019

Guadalupe Lopez-Herrera


A man who allegedly shot a Merced County deputy on Wednesday was spotted in the Paso Robles area Thursday morning and led authorities on a pursuit that ended in Fresno County.

Guadalupe Lopez-Herrera, 51, of Dos Palos allegedly shot Merced County Sheriff’s deputy Daryl Allen in the chest on Wednesday during an investigation into a domestic violence case involving Lopez-Herrera. Medical personnel then transported Allen to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Following the shooting, officers activated a Blue Alert; an alert to speed the apprehension of violent criminals who kill or seriously injure law enforcement officers.

After he was spotted in Paso Robles, Lopez-Herrera headed eastbound on Highway 46 with Paso Pobles police and CHP officers in pursuit. The suspect then took Highway 41 to Interstate 5 north.

The chase came to an end after officers deployed a spike strip on Interstate 5 near West Jayne Avenue in Fresno County.


Another illegal shielded from ICE in California. Policies put forth by folks the voters elect by increasing margins.


Good work by law enforcement agencies in arresting Lopez-Herrera.


A California sheriff is calling for immigration reform in his state after he says sanctuary city policies freed a violent illegal immigrant in January who went on to shoot a police officer and lead cops on a wild, high-speed chase. “This person is not a legal citizen within the United States,” Merced Sheriff Van Warnke said at a press conference Thursday. “We had him in our custody in January of this year. And because of the folks in Sacramento limiting our ability to cooperate with ICE, we could not turn him over.”


… re-arresting.

Ben Daho

I listened to it on the scanner on my iPhone. Driving like a maniac. Off of Golden Hill, through a Winery, on the road, near Estrella, through a fence. Around spike strips. The criminal was determined to escape. The police were determined to capture. The police brought the ruckus. Another criminal off the streets by professionals. Salute!