MADERA COUNTY, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — A suspect wanted for domestic violence was shot and killed by deputies following a chase which reached speeds of over 100 mph, according to Madera County Sheriff’s Office.
He has been identified as 29-year-old Artemio Alfaro of La Vina.
Deputies say they made contact with the wanted suspect at a market but the suspect managed to get away in a truck and the resulting chase with deputies reached speeds of up to 110 mph. At one point he pulled over deputies released a K9 in order to arrest him. That was unsuccessful and he attempted to drive off once again.
“He then put the vehicle in gear started to back up, knocked into one of the officers, and at that point, there was an additional altercation and shots were fired,” said Sheriff Jay Varney. “The individual in question, the suspect, is deceased.”
According to the sheriff’s office, the suspect was shot and killed along Avenue 6, near Road 20, west of Ripperdan. The deputy hit was treated at the scene and was not seriously injured.
Madera County Sheriff’s Office says they attempted CPR on the suspect but he was later pronounced dead.