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Shafter Police identify officers involved in shooting of suspect

Delano Police Department
Posted at 10:48 PM, Sep 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-04 01:49:03-04

SHAFTER, Calif — On Friday the Shafter Police Department identified the officers that had shot a suspect in an incident on Thursday. Sergeant Lionel Lopez and Officer Maira Puente were the ones involved.

Lopez has 30 years of service and Puente has 5.

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Man injured in officer-involved-shooting in Shafter

Malyk Johnson, 23ABC
6:18 AM, Sep 02, 2021

The incident happened Thursday morning when Shafter police responded to reports of a call of a car into a house on Minter Avenue near Walnut Street.

Officials say they located a man they believed to be the possible driver of the car and attempted to make contact with him when the shooting occurred.

The sheriff's department is still investigating the officer-involved shooting component.

There's no update on the suspect's injuries. No officers were injured.