The AMBER ALERT was issued in conjunction with an ongoing investigation with regards to a murder and kidnapping in Tulare County, CA.
Authorities in Tulare County CA were looking for a man suspected of murder and kidnapping. Hector Celaya is alleged to have shot 4 people, killing 3 and wounding 1 while on a rampage on the Tule Indian Reservation, and then kidnapping 2 children.
Detectives handling the case were able to locate the suspect in the case, Hector Celaya, through triangulation of his cell phone.
A deputy then located Ceyala’s green Jeep Grand Cherokee in the area of Ave. 220 and Rd. 254, and attempted to stop the vehicle.
The driver fled, and a pursuit ensued. The vehicle finally came to a stop just east of Rd. 216, and the suspect fired on Officers.
Hector Ceyala is being treated at a local hospital for life threatening injuries.
Investigators subsequently learned that Ceyala had shot his 2 kidnapping victims.
The 2 children kidnapped during the incident are Ceyala’s children, Alyssa and Linea, and have been transported to a local hospital for treatment, with one child having life threatening injuries, and the other with non-life threatening injuries.
If anyone has any information about this incident, they are urged to call the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at 800-808-0488