Assault with a Deadly Weapon Arrest

Assault with a Deadly Weapon Arrest
Photo: Luis Alonso Velasquez

Originally published as a Merced Police Department Facebook post – 

“Merced – Merced Police officers arrested Luis Alonso Velasquez (40) for assault with a deadly weapon.

On 1/3/2022 at 9:35 PM, officers responded to the 200 block of South T Street for a disturbance in progress. The 54-year-old victim said he was attacked by Velasquez in the driveway of his residence. The victim sustained significant head trauma and was transported for medical treatment.

Velasquez fled from the area but was apprehended by Officer Adrian Opinski and Officer Brandon Wilkins. Velasquez told officers he struck the victim in the head with a metal object.

Velasquez was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and booked into custody at the Merced County Jail. The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Case Number: 22-593

Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this crime to contact Officer Pete Villarreal at 209-388-7781 or by email at

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Assault with a Deadly Weapon Arrest was last modified: January 10th, 2022 by admin
Categories: Merced
Tags: assault

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