Arrest made in deadly Delano shooting from July 2017

DELANO, Calif. - An arrest was made on May 3rd in the murder investigation of Diego Morfin, which occurred in July of 2017 in Delano. 

The Policia Estatal Preventiva, Baja State Police Liason Unit, and the Pacific Southwest Regional Task Force Bakersfield/San Diego all took part in capturing Sergio Valle. 

Valle was wanted in connection to the murder investigation of Morfin.

According to Delano Police, on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 officers responded to the area of Fremont Elementary where gunshots were heard. An officer saw a white SUV heading down Clinton Street, leading police to try to pull over the vehicle. 

The SUV did not stop, leading to a high-speed chase. The SUV ended up going into Tulare County and was able to get away. Police say three Hispanic men were in the vehicle. They are considered armed and dangerous.

Delano Police say at the same time of the pursuit they reported to Clinton Street where they found 28-year-old Diego Cervantes Morfin suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to Delano Regional where he later died. 

The SUV was eventually recovered in Tulare County.

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