51-year-old Guadalupe Lopez Herrera was taken into custody after a pursuit through several Central Valley counties.
#BREAKING Captured! This is the suspect accused of shooting a Merced County detective yesterday. He was just arrested on I-5 near Kettleman City following a pursuit from Paso Robles. @ABC30 pic.twitter.com/nUc9UTrNAZ— Sara Sandrik ABC30 (@SaraABC30) September 5, 2019
The chase ultimately came to an end when officers deployed a spike strip on Interstate 5 near West Jayne Avenue in Fresno County.
Herrera is accused of opening fire on detectives that were following up on a domestic violence investigation.
The sergeant was shot once in the chest.
He was wearing a bulletproof vest and will recover from his injuries.
According to the Sheriff's Office, Herrera is not in the country legally and was in custody earlier this year for a domestic violence charge.