Merced police searching for suspect accused in fatal shooting of 19-year-old pregnant woman

On Friday, detectives identified the suspect accused of the deadly shooting as 19-year-old Jonathan Xavier Dorado of Los Banos.
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Merced police are searching for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old pregnant woman.

The shooting happened on April 18 on Conestoga Drive near Olive Avenue.

Investigators found 19-year-old Tatyanna Lopez and a 20-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds.

Lopez and the baby did not survive. The man was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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On Friday, detectives identified the suspect accused of the deadly shooting as 19-year-old Jonathan Xavier Dorado of Los Banos.

Investigators have issued a warrant for his arrest. They're asking anyone with information on Dorado's whereabouts to call 209-388-7712.

Action News spoke to Lopez's family following the shooting. They said Lopez was eight months pregnant with a little girl, and both victims were from Los Banos but were staying in Merced that weekend.

Police have not released a motive for the attack.

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