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CHP investigator shot in Turlock
Search for second suspect continues
CHP shooting press conference
Turlock Police Capt. Steven Williams gives an update on the CHP officer-involved shooting that happened in Turlock Thursday evening (KRISTINA HACKER/The Journal).

An investigator with the California Highway Patrol was shot Thursday night in Turlock while chasing a suspect from an earlier shooting on the freeway.

One suspect has been apprehended but a search is still going on for a second suspect, who is armed. The Turlock Police Department is asking anyone in the immediate area of High Street and the surrounding neighborhoods to stay indoors until the searching has been completed.

The officer who was shot has not been named. The Turlock Police Department said the injury was non-life threatening.

The CHP was in the 600 block of High Street around 5:30 p.m. Thursday as part of an investigation into a shooting that happened Wednesday night on Highway 99.

CHP investigators located what they believed to be the freeway shooting suspect vehicle on High Street. As investigators were approaching the vehicle an individual began shooting at them. Investigators returned fire and the suspect fled on foot.

As the investigators chased the initial shooting suspect on foot, a second shooting suspect fired multiple rounds at them. 

Investigators caught up with and arrested the initial shooter, who was not injured.

The call of an officer shot brought multiple law enforcement agencies from all over the county to Turlock to assist in the search for the second shooter.

“We are asking that anyone that is in that area - about an eight to 10 block area around the 600 block of High Street - to please stay inside the residence. If you see anything suspicious, if there's any activity in your backyard, if there's any sounds that you're not familiar with, please call the Turlock Police Department immediately by dialing 911 or 668-1200, that goes directly into our dispatch center,” said Capt. Steven Williams.

The Turlock Police Department asks that anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Detective Brandon Bertram at (209) 668-5550 extension 6623. You can also contact the Turlock Police Department’s Tip Line at (209) 668-5550 extension 6780 or email at