Two arrested in burglary, officer-involved shooting at marijuana grow
PHOTOS: Merced County Sheriff
The Merced County Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of two suspects in a marijuana grow operation robbery and subsequent officer-involved shooting in the latter half of December 2019.
Around 12 AM on Wednesday, December 18, Merced County Deputy Oscar Ochoa arrived on the 700 block of Yamato Road in Livingston to investigate a disturbance, which turned out to be a marijuana grow operation and the scene of a robbery. Two subjects — later identified as 27-year-old Javier Delgadillo-Munoz and 35-year-old Paul Demarcus Glenn — had allegedly assaulted and tied up the resident of the house before proceeding to steal marijuana plants.
As Ochoa arrived, he was reportedly fired upon by an unknown caliber weapon and hit in his ballistic vest. He returned fire and the two suspects took off running.
They were later arrested and booked at the Merced County Jail.
Deputy Ochoa sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene. Investigators also seized two firearms, one of which was a stolen AR-15. Officials say the vehicle they used was also stolen.