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MPD arrests shooting suspect

This last month Madera Police Officers responded to a shooting in the 1000 block of Garfield Avenue.

As the investigation developed, 43-year-old Arthur Contreras was identified as the suspect in this case.

During this weekend nightshift, patrol officers conducted a traffic stop in the same area where the shooting originally took place.

Contreras was found as the driver of the vehicle stop and provided officers with a false name and California Driver’s License. Unfortunately for Contreras, this was not the first time officers had been provided a false name to avoid detection. Officers quickly uncovered his true identity and arrested him for multiple firearm related crimes.



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