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Suspect arrested after a deputy is shot at in Ceres| Update

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office said a deputy is okay after being shot at in Ceres. One man has been arrested in connection to the shooting.

CERES, Calif. — Saturday update:

Stanislaus County Sheriff's deputies have arrested 38-year-old Jesus Cortes of Modesto who they say opened fire on a sheriff K9 handler while the deputy was driving to work Friday night. 

According to the Sheriff's Office, the deputy was driving to work in his marked patrol car Friday night and was near Central Avenue and Service Road around 7 p.m. when Cortes shot at the car. 

No injuries were reported in the shooting and no deputies opened fire, according to the sheriff's office. The sheriff's office called the gunfire, "unprovoked."

Cortes was one of several suspects detained following the incident and has since been arrested and booked into Stanislaus County's Public Safety Center on suspicion of negligent discharge of a firearm. Cortes' bail has ben set at $25,000.

Deputies found multiple weapons when serving a search warrant related to the shooting in addition to "other evidence related to the shooting investigation" which deputies also reportedly found. 

The Ceres Police Department, Modesto Police Department, California Highway Patrol, and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives helped the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office investigate the shooting Friday night.

Original story:

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office said a deputy was on their way to work when they were shot at in Ceres near Modesto.

In a tweet, law enforcement said the "deputy took unprovoked gunfire near Central & Service in Ceres."

ABC10 reached out for more information and learned that the deputy is fine and the shooter is in custody.

It's not clear what provoked the shooting. Law enforcement is asking the public to avoid the area as the investigation continues.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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