Man wanted for shooting that left 14-year-old dead in Merced

The Merced Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating 21-year-old Carlos Maldonado-Pizarro from Stevinson California police say he was driving a Red 4 door Honda Accord with license plate 6FNJ333 on the day of the shooting.

On March 8, 2021, at around  12:53 p.m., the Merced Police Department was dispatched to a call of shots fired in the 1100 block of P Street.

As officers arrived, they found the 14-year-old victim suffering from life-threatening gunshot wounds. Emergency medical aid was provided, but those efforts were unsuccessful, and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Maldonado-Pizarro has been identified as the suspect in this case and has an active warrant for his arrest.

Maldonado-Pizarro is currently wanted for homicide with gang enhancements and should be considered armed and dangerous. Members of the public should not attempt to apprehend Maldonado-Pizarro.

Anyone with information on Maldonado-Pizarro or his vehicles whereabouts should contact the Merced Police Department at (209) 385-6912, Sgt. Jeffrey Horn at (209) 388-7739, or Detective Jeremy Salyers at (209) 388-7771, ( If you are not in the Merced area please contact your local law enforcement agency immediately.

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