Suspect who authorities say shot sergeant in Madera County standoff identified

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The man who authorities say shot a Madera County Sheriff’s sergeant during a standoff has been identified.

Luis Alberto Maravilla, 39, was arrested following an hourslong standoff with Madera County law enforcement in the early hours of Monday, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Shortly after 9 p.m. on Sunday, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 28000 block of Avenue 15 3/4 for a report of a domestic disturbance.

The caller told the dispatcher that the man had a firearm.

Upon arrival, a Madera County Sheriff’s sergeant was shot in the leg by Maravilla, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Sgt. Mike Pace, a 28-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, was transported to a local hospital, where he was treated for a gunshot wound. He has been released and is recovering at home.

Maravilla was transported and booked in at the Madera County Department of Corrections on multiple felony charges of first-degree attempted murder of a peace officer, discharge of a firearm in a grossly negligent manner, criminal threats with intent to terrorize, and domestic battery.

Anyone with information should call the Sheriff’s Office at 559-675-7770.

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