Man shot in south Merced, police say. Sgt. describes early details

A man in south Merced CA was taken to an area hospital after a shooting in which he was struck at least once about 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in the area of R and 12th streets, according to Sgt. Chris Russell.
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A man in south Merced CA was taken to an area hospital after a shooting in which he was struck at least once about 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in the area of R and 12th streets, according to Sgt. Chris Russell.

Reporter Thaddeus Miller has covered cities in the central San Joaquin Valley since 2010, writing about everything from breaking news to government and police accountability. A native of Fresno, he has more recently been located in Merced and Los Banos.