SELMA, California (KSEE/KGPE) – A vehicle stop in Dinuba resulted in the arrest of a man who police in Selma say was responsible for shooting a 13-year-old in the shoulder almost two months earlier.
Police say the traffic stop took place Tuesday shortly after 9 a.m. in Dinuba. The car had a man and a woman inside. Officers say the man was eventually identified as Frank Lopez, who was arrested following a short pursuit.
According to Selma Police, Frank Lopez is a prime suspect in the shooting that took place on Nov. 11. That shot was fired due to a negligent discharge. Lopez is also a convicted felon and is therefore prohibited from owning or possessing any type of firearm or ammunition.
Lopez was also arrested on other charges, including willful cruelty to a child. He is now housed inside Fresno County Jail.