Man wanted by police for shooting and killing a 19-year-old pregnant woman

Merced Police say 19-year-old Jonathan Xavier Dorado from Los Banos is wanted for the murder of 19-year-old Tatyanna Lopez who was about two weeks away from having her baby.

On April 18, 2021, at around 10:00 p.m., Merced Police Officers responded to the 1400 block of Conestoga Drive for a report of shots being fired.

When Officers arrived, they located a 19-year-old pregnant female and a 20-year-old male who were suffering from gunshot wounds.

The male was transported to a regional trauma center with life-threatening injuries.

Unfortunately, the pregnant woman and her unborn child succumbed to their injuries on the scene.

A warrant has been issued for Dorado’s arrest. Detectives are asking for assistance from the public in locating Dorado.

Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this incident to contact Detective Pinnegar at 209-388-7712 or by email at pinnegarj@cityofmerced.org.

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