Police: Murder suspect arrested following officer-involved shooting in Corning
CORNING — Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder and accessory to murder, respectively, following an officer-involved shooting and subsequent standoff, police say.
On the morning of December 11, officers from the Corning Police Department, Red Bluff Police Department, and deputies from the Tehama County Sheriff’s Department responded to a residence on the 1200 block of East Street where, they learned, wanted murder suspect Elfego Chavez Acevedo (36) might be hiding.
Details remain sparse, police said, save for the basics: Acevedo reportedly tried to escape, during which a Red Bluff Police officer discharged his weapon twice, striking Acevedo once in the upper arm. A K-9 that was deployed also bit him. He managed to barricade himself inside a shed along with his girlfriend, Diana Irene Munoz (33). Following a stretch of negotiations, both ultimately turned themselves over.
After being treated for his injuries, Acevedo was booked at the Tehama County Jail on suspicion of murder. Munoz also remains in custody on suspicion of being an accessory to murder.
As is customary with officer-involved shootings, the officer has been placed on paid administrative leave pending an internal investigation.