MERCED, Calif. — A Merced County sheriff’s deputy is recovering from wounds after a gunbattle that left an assailant dead in the city of Delhi.
The Merced Sun-Star (http://bit.ly/2cfVmLi ) reports that deputies were met with gunfire from an assault-style weapon when they responded Thursday to a domestic dispute.
Sheriff Vern Warnke says Deputy Adam Leuchner returned fire, killing 38-year-old Jose Torres of Delhi.
Deputy Alejandro “Alex” Barba was wounded in the lower abdomen and thigh, but the sheriff says he’s expected to make a full recovery.
The sheriff says both deputies responded professionally and he has no doubt Leuchner saved Barba’s life.
Information from: Merced Sun-Star, http://www.mercedsun-star.com