This morning, at approximately 2:53am, the Turlock Police Department responded to the 2000 block of Waring Road, for the report of shots fired. Investigation revealed that an off duty police officer, from an allied law enforcement agency, had been involved in a shooting. There does not appear to have been any injuries.
The officer, off duty and therefore not in uniform, had heard suspicious sounds in the area and suspected criminal activity. He saw a vehicle drive over a lawn and into the driveway of a residence. The officer attempted to investigate but the vehicle reportedly sped across the driveway and at the officer. The officer fired his weapon at the vehicle and was able to move out of the vehicle’s path. The vehicle sped off southbound Waring Road.
There have been no reports of any potentially related injuries at area hospitals. The officer was not injured. The allied law enforcement agency has been notified. Turlock Police Department is investigating the crime and the allied agency is conducting an administrative investigation, which is standard procedure. The officer’s name is being withheld, pending the investigation.
The suspect vehicle was described as a newer model midsized white pickup with a utility rack in the bed.
Anyone with information about this incident or the suspect vehicle is encouraged to contact Lieutenant Reid at (209) 664-7321.
The Turlock Police Department is an active participant in the Crime Stoppers Program. Callers can leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 and may be eligible for a cash reward.