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Driver suffers back, head wounds in shooting on Highway 99 in Turlock

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A driver shot on northbound Highway 99 in Turlock early Sunday is expected to survive, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The man, a 26-year-old resident of Turlock, was struck in the back, CHP Officer Tom Olsen said by phone Sunday morning. A second bullet grazed the man’s head, he said.

CHP and Turlock police officers responded to the report of the shooting on 99 just south of West Main Street about 12:10 a.m.

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One suspect still at-large in shooting at Stanislaus County deputy

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STANISLAUS COUNTY, Calif. — Officers are still looking for one suspect involved in a shooting at a Stanislaus County deputy on Wednesday night, according to the sheriff’s office.

The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office said a drive-by shooting had been reported at the Four Seasons Park in Turlock shortly before 10 p.m.

A deputy spotted a vehicle that matched the description of the vehicle involved, officials said.

Someone in the suspect vehicle then opened fire on the deputy’s vehicle, leading to a short chase.

The suspect vehicle stopped on Golden State Boulevard on Turlock and three suspects inside got out and ran away, officials said.

No one was hurt in the shooting, officials said.

The search and investigation lasted for six hours, and two of the three people involved were located, police said.

Authorities are still searching for 18-year-old Ernesto Covarrubias Jr. Police are asking anyone who spots Covarrubias to contact authorities.

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Teen killed in double shooting after vehicle opens fire on a Fresno County highway, CHP says.

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A teenager was killed in a double shooting that left a portion of Highway 145 in southern Fresno County closed Wednesday afternoon, according to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Department.

The 17-year-old was shot in his lower body and flown to a hospital in Hanford, where he died, said spokesperson Tony Botti. The second victim, an 18-year-old man, had a non-lethal gunshot wound to the arm.

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California and Nevada officers fatally shoot murder suspect

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California and Nevada law enforcement officers fatally shot a murder suspect during a “high-risk” traffic stop near the state line, authorities said Thursday.

The investigation closed northbound Interstate 15 on the California side for hours through Thursday morning, causing a 6-mile backup on the freeway. I-15 is the main route between Southern California and Las Vegas.

The man was shot and killed near the Mojave Desert community of Nipton, in San Bernardino County — about 200 miles east of Tehachapi in Kern County, where a 55-year-old woman was killed.

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Warrant Issued for Suspect in Shooting of Off-Duty California Deputy

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TURLOCK, California -- Turlock Police have identified the suspect who allegedly shot an off-duty Merced County Sheriff’s Deputy over the summer.

A warrant has been issued for 42-year-old Osbaldo Gaytan (aka Osbaldo Gaytan-Mota) for the attempted murder of the deputy on Aug. 18.

The deputy was shot outside a business in the 100 block of S. First Street around 2:30 a.m.

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Suspect went for a gun before Modesto officers shot him, body camera footage shows

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The Modesto man fatally shot by police officers at a Motel 6 on Friday night can be seen lifting a mattress and grabbing a gun in the moments just before he was shot, body camera footage shows.

Modesto police were at the motel at 1920 West Orangeburg Avenue to assist a bail bondsman with taking 54-year-old Raymond Lee into custody. Lee had outstanding felony warrants, according to a press release from the Modesto Police Department.

In the video released by police, officers can be seen and heard banging on the motel room door, announcing they are police, and ordering Lee to come out with his hands up.

They did this for about a minute before using a key card to open the door.

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Another downtown Turlock shooting; same area where Merced deputy was hit by gunfire

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Investigators were looking for a suspect who fired a gun into the air early Sunday outside a business along West Main Street in Turlock, the same area where an off-duty Merced County sheriff’s deputy was struck by gunfire the week before.

The latest shooting was reported about 1:30 a.m. Sunday in the 100 block of West Main. Nobody was injured, according to a news release from the Turlock Police Department.

The previous shooting was reported about 2:30 a.m. Aug. 18 in the 100 block of South First Street in Turlock. The off-duty deputy was critically injured in that shooting. Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke told The Merced Sun-Star last week that the deputy was expected to survive.

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One officer was killed and two others were injured in a shootout in California

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One officer died and two other officers were injured after being shot Monday following a traffic stop in Riverside, California.

The incident began when a California Highway Patrol officer was shot after pulling over a vehicle near I-215 and Eastridge Avenue, according to Riverside Police spokesman Ryan Railsback.
The officer put out a call for help which brought officers from CHP, Riverside Police and the Riverside County Sheriff's Department to the scene, Railsback said. The officers exchanged gunfire with the suspect, who was shot and later pronounced dead at a hospital, Railsback said.
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