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Denair man charged with Turlock drive-by shooting
Daniel Lopez
Daniel Lopez

A Denair man was arrested Saturday on suspicion he was behind a drive-by shooting in Turlock.

The shooting was reported to the Turlock Police Department at 3:21 p.m. Saturday and happened in the 2500 block of Clara Drive.

There were no injuries reported from the shooting, said Turlock Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Michael Parmley.

The person who reported the shooting to the police told officers a man in a yellow Chevrolet truck drove by the home and fired at least one round. The person was able to get the license plate number of the truck and passed it along to the responding officers.

A check of the license plate number led officers to the registered owner’s home in Denair, where they found the truck, Parmley said.

The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department assisted TPD with deputies and the department’s helicopter, Parmley said.

Officers used a public address system to try and make contact with the suspect, who was identified as Daniel Lopez, 22, of Denair, but to no avail.

Using the helicopter, law enforcement discovered Lopez hiding a short distance away from the home, Parmley said.

Lopez started running through an orchard, but a perimeter was established around the area and he was eventually apprehended.

Lopez was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, negligent discharge of a firearm and carrying a loaded firearm in public. Lopez remains in custody in lieu of a $350,000 bail.