At about 9:57 pm Tuesday night, the Turlock Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported man down in the parking lot of Auto Zone, 1272 Geer Road, Turlock.
The first arriving officer got out with the victim and discovered that he was unresponsive and had a very faint pulse. Thinking he was the victim of an opioid overdose, the officer administered Naloxone, more commonly known as Narcan, an extremely effective and fast opioid reversing agent. The Narcan had no effect so the officer had no choice but to helplessly wait for fire and medical personnel to arrive.
Once they did, they were able to regain the consciousness of the victim and ground transport him to a local hospital.
Officers began investigating and after reviewing surveillance camera footage, were able to determine that this was not an overdose, but rather an assault.
The suspect is described as a male adult, standing about 5 feet 10 inches tall, and weighing about 200 pounds. He was wearing a jean jacket, red shirt, and blue jeans and was last seen leaving the area northbound on Geer Road in a white sedan.
The investigation remains on-going. Anyone with information that could assist in the investigation is encouraged to call Officer Dustin Ferreira at 209-668-6576.