MERCED (CBS / AP) — Authorities in central California are searching for a suspect who allegedly shot a Merced County sheriff’s deputy who was investigating a domestic violence case.

Merced County Sheriff’s Officer deputy Daryl Allen says 51-year-old Guadalupe Lopez-Herrera opened fire on sheriff deputies Wednesday in Dos Palos.

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The Merced Sun-Star reports deputies went to a home where Lopez-Herrera was hiding after receiving a report of domestic abuse over the weekend.

Guadalupe Lopez-Herrera. (Merced County Sheriff's Office)

Guadalupe Lopez-Herrera. (Merced County Sheriff’s Office)

Allen says Lopez-Herrera opened fire moments after they arrived, striking one deputy, and then fled.

He says the deputy was alert and in good spirits and flown to a Modesto hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers believe Herrera could be driving a 2013 White GMC Sierra crew cab pickup with California license plate 25599H1.

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Court document show Lopez-Herrera has a history of domestic violence allegations.

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