The Latest: Deputy killed while checking suspicious car

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Posted: Nov 13, 2016 6:41 PM

HUGHSON, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a deputy in Central California (all times local):

3:30 p.m.

Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson says the suspect in the killing of deputy was arrested in the city of Lindsay after he tried to steal the purse of a woman at a convenience store.

Christianson says the woman fought back against 36-year-old David Machado, who ran from the scene, and called Lindsay police. Officers chased after Machado and took him into custody without incident.

He says officers in Lindsay, 150 miles south of Modesto, didn't initially recognize Machado as the suspect in the killing of Stanislaus County Deputy Dennis Wallace, a 20-year veteran.

Christianson says that once he was in custody, officer identified Machado through tattoos and a photograph and immediately contacted the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.

He says Stanislaus County investigators are on their way to Tulare County to try and get a statement from Machado.

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1:30 p.m.

Authorities say a man wanted in the killing of Stanislaus County Sheriff's deputy has been arrested.

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department says Deputy Dennis Wallace was shot and killed Sunday outside the city of Hughson while checking on a suspicious car.

The department says 36-year-old David Machado was arrested in Tulare County.

The department says it will have more information later Sunday.

Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson says Wallace, a 20-year veteran, was shot twice in the head near a fishing access spot outside the city of Hughson, about 10 miles southeast of Modesto.

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1 p.m.

Officials say a Stanislaus County Sheriff's deputy was killed while responding to a call about a suspicious car and person. The suspect is on the loose.

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department says Deputy Dennis Wallace was shot and killed Sunday outside the city of Hughson.

The department says 36-year-old David Machado is suspected in the killing. Machado was last seen wearing a blue shirt and a blue and gray baseball cap.

The department says he carjacked a white 2009 Kia 4-door with a California license plate.

Machado is considered armed and dangerous.