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Suspect in Turlock shooting caught in Oregon
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Amado Mickey Gonzalez

A Turlock man wanted on a charge of attempted murder was captured in Oregon on Sunday.

The Turlock Police Department had issued an arrest warrant for Amado Mickey Gonzalez, 38, for a shooting that critically injured a 44-year-old Turlock man May 12.

The shooting was reported shortly before 4 a.m. May 12 in the 600 block of Twentieth Century Boulevard. Several callers reported hearing shots fired and one caller stated a man could be heard yelling that he had been shot.

The victim sustained gunshot wounds to his lower back and legs that at the time were considered life-threatening.

Through the course of the investigation detectives determined Gonzalez was a suspect in the shooting. Gonzalez’s car was located on Twentieth Century Boulevard. A search of it led to the discovery of a firearm, believed to be the weapon used in the shooting, said Turlock Police Detective Tim Redd.

Investigators developed information that Gonzalez may have been in the area of Woodburn, Oregon, and contacted the authorities in that region.

On Sunday Gonzalez was spotted at the 7 Mares Restaurant in Woodburn. With the assistance of the Hubbard, Mount Angel and Gervais police departments, the Woodburn Police Department took Gonzalez into custody at the restaurant without incident and booked him into the Marion County Jail.

He will be sent back to Stanislaus County to face the charge of attempted homicide, as well as a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm.