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Turlock man arrested for attempted homicide
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Ivan Alejandro Zamora Blanco, 35, of Turlock was arrested Friday morning for attempted homicide after a four-month investigation.
Blanco was wanted for an attempted homicide that took place on Jan. 26 when he allegedly fired a gunshot into a woman’s vehicle after what seemed to be an incident of road rage.
The woman recalled seeing the suspect’s vehicle next to her car as they were driving down W. Main Street passing Soderquist Road. The suspect merged behind her as they both drove up the northbound Highway 99 entrance at Main Street.
Once both vehicles entered onto the freeway, the woman stayed in the slow lane while the suspect, driving a pearl white Lincoln Aviator, moved into the middle lane and sped up.
The victim remembered moving into the middle lane and was traveling a short distance behind the suspect when the suspect pulled into the slow lane and applied his brakes.
Turlock Police Lt. Steve Williams said the woman passed the suspect, when he merged in behind her and began tailgating. The suspect then moved back into the slow lane and sped up until he was even with the woman’s vehicle.
At that point the suspect raised a handgun and fired one shot at the woman, Williams said. The bullet entered the right rear passenger window, went through the driver’s headrest and out the driver’s side window.
The suspect sped off as the victim pulled over and called the police.  
The woman was uninjured, he said.
Investigators identified the subject as Blanco after pursuing leads.
He was also involved in an armed robbery that happened on March 28 and an assault with a deadly weapon on March 29. Both of those incidents were related. The attempted homicide was not related to the other two incidents.
The Turlock Police Department asks that anyone with any information on any of these crimes contact Det. Brandon Bertram at 664-7323 or Crime Stoppers at 521-4636. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.
To contact Maegan Martens, e-mail or call 634-9141 ext. 2015.