California deputy shot in the head; suspect caught

Blake Casey
November 14, 2016

David Machado is suspected of shooting and killing a Stanislaus County sheriff's deputy (Nov. 13, 2016).

UPDATE 10:33 a.m.: Ceres Police Watch Commander told CBS13 they are assisting Stanislaus County Sheriff's with finding the suspect involved named David who is now in a white pick-up truck.

A Stanislaus County Sheriff's deputy was shot twice in the head and killed Sunday while responding to a call about a suspicious auto and person, authorities said.

The Stanislaus County sheriff's deputy who was shot and killed Sunday morning near the Fox Grove fishing access was well-known in the community.

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department confirmed that the "armed and dangerous" Machado is now in custody. The suspect in the killing has been arrested. Evidence shows a gun that killed Wallace, 53, was held to his head and the trigger pulled twice, the sheriff said.

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The initial report indicates the the case were being investigated as armed robbery with a weapon and hate crimes. Authorities said the assault occurred in a parking complex while the woman was wearing a hijab.

Dispatch told Wallace the vehicle was stolen, which prompted the deputy to request backup.

Deputy Christian Torres soon after found his body with two gunshots to the head, the sheriff said.

Sheriff Adam Christianson said he would be holding a press conference later today.

The deputy killed on Sunday would be the fourth officer who died in the line of duty in SCSD history, according to the department's website.

David Machado was detained in Tulare County Sunday afternoon after being on the run from authorities, the department said on Twitter.