An investigator with the California Highway Patrol was shot Thursday night in Turlock while chasing a suspect from an earlier shooting on the freeway.
The incident prompted an all-night search for a potential second shooter, but as more information was gathered, it was in fact just one person who had done the shooting.
The officer who was shot has not been named. The Turlock Police Department said the injury was non-life threatening and he has subsequently been released from the hospital.
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. It’s unknown where that shooting occurred and if anyone was injured.
CHP investigators located what they believed to be the freeway shooting suspect’s 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.
One individual was apprehended who was thought to be involved in the shooting. He was interviewed and was later released from custody, said Turlock Police spokesman Sgt. Michael Parmley.
The call of an officer shot brought multiple law enforcement agencies from all over the county to Turlock to assist in the search. The neighborhoods around High Street were cordoned off as law enforcement set up a perimeter to keep the suspect in the area.
At some point tear gas was used at a home in the region and a suspect was taken into custody. The suspect was identified as Henry Moreno Arroyo, 40, of Turlock. He had sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot injury and received medical treatment. After he was medically cleared he was booked at Stanislaus County Jail on a charge of attempted murder.
At this time, there is no indication that anyone else involved in this incident is outstanding.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.