GONZALES, Calif. (KION)
The Monterey County District Attorney's Office identifies the suspect in a Chinatown-area attempted homicide as Daniel Macias-Victoria.
Macias-Victoria is in critical condition after an officer-involved shooting, according to police. They said he led them on a chase and fired a gun at officers.
This is not the first time Macias-Victoria has been the suspect in a crime. In July 2018, a 24-year-old woman reported to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department that she had been sexually abused by Macias-Victoria when she was a child in King City.
After the first woman accused him of sexual abuse, two other potential victims came forward claiming that Macias-Victoria touched them inappropriately when they were children.
Police arrested Macias-Victoria after a year-long investigation and charged him with lewd acts with a child under 14 years of age and continuous lewd acts with a child under 14 years of age.
Macias-Victoria is suspected of shooting a person in the Chinatown area Sunday night. The shooting happened near the corner of California and Market Way. Neighbors heard the shots fired.
“We heard gunshots and at first I thought it was just a metallic bang, and then I noticed there were a couple more shots...maybe three,” a neighbor said.
The victim is out of the hospital. Police have not said how he became a suspect in the case.
This is the eighth officer involved shooting in Monterey County this year. Six cases, including Wednesday nights, are still open.
This is the most amount of officer involved shootings in the last five years.
UPDATE 12/12/2019 11:30 a.m. Police tell KION the suspect in Monday morning's attempted homicide in the Chinatown area is in critical condition after an officer-involved shooting.
Wednesday evening, Salinas police said the man led officers on a chase and fired a gun at them.
The chase ended at Old Stage Road in Gonzales, and police said the suspect fired at officers again. Several officers shot back and hit the man. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
Police did not say how the man became a suspect in Monday morning's attempted homicide. The victim in that shooting is expected to be okay.
UPDATE 12/12/2019 1:55 a.m. Salinas Police engaged in a standoff with an attempted murder suspect on Wednesday night.
The suspect fired a gun at police while they were pursuing him by car, according to Salinas Police. He fired after the pursuit ended at Old Stage Road in Gonzales.
Officers returned fire and the suspect was injured. He is in critical condition and being transported to a medical facility.
The scene is no longer active. The shooting is being investigated by the Monterey County District Attorney's office.
UPDATE 12/11/19 11:00 p.m. Salinas Police says the suspect in a shooting and standoff near Gonzales has been taken into custody.
That police source also says the scene is still active at this time but the threat to the community is over.
We are still working to obtain information regarding the suspect's condition and law enforcement involved in this incident.
There is an active law enforcement scene near Gonzales Wednesday night in the area of Old Stage Road and Associated Lane. The Salinas Police Department tells KION shots have been fired in the area.
SPD says the incident started with a pursuit and the officer was fired upon by a suspect. That chase ended near Old Stage Road where more shots were fired.
Officers have been calling out for the driver.
KION has a reporter at the scene.
This is a developing story.