Pregnant Woman Tatyana Lopez Murder: How Did She Die? How Was Jonathan Dorado Arrested? – When Tatyana Lopez was fatally shot on April 18, 2021, she was eight months pregnant. In Merced, she and her lover were shot. Her partner made it through. Jonathan Dorado, age 21, was detained in Tijuana, Mexico, and transported that evening to the Merced County Jail.
On April 12, 2022, Mexican officials apprehended him after he had evaded capture for more than a year.
Dorado is now being held at the Merced County Jail after being transferred to the US Marshals in San Diego since that time. In addition to being charged with two murders and three attempted murders, he is also suspected of engaging in gang activity while a member of the Sureos gang.
The second episode of Season 4, Episode 2 of the Investigation Discovery series, “In Pursuit With John Walsh,” will follow Jonathan Eduardo, an infamous gang member and recently arrested murderer. “Collateral Damage,” the episode, will premiere at 9 p.m. ET.
How Did Tatyana Lopez Die?
Police from Merced, California, responded to the site of a gunshot incident in April 2021. They found Los Banos resident Tatyana Lopez, 19, who was pregnant and had been tragically shot in the stomach.
At the scene, Lopez and her unborn child were both pronounced dead. Her 20-year-old boyfriend was shot as well and is now in critical condition. He was taken to a neighboring hospital and treated there; he lived.
Tatyana’s family members offered their opinions on the shooting and gang-related violence that claimed her life. Her mother, Victoria Hogue, is quoted as saying: “He took her from us, he took my granddaughter from us. I was never able to hold my granddaughter.”
Anna Navarro, her grandma, added: “We were going to have a baby shower that Saturday and instead we had a candlelight vigil.”
Who Killed Tatyana Lopez?
The investigation was abandoned due to the parties’ initial lack of cooperation. Detectives could finally connect the crime to Los Banos resident Jonathan Dorado, age 20. It was further determined that Lopez was not the main target of this gang-related assault.
The Merced County District Attorney’s Office quickly secured a warrant for Dorado’s arrest. The authorities teamed up with members of the Merced Area Gang and Narcotics Enforcement Team (MAGNET) to search for Dorado after getting numerous tips regarding his whereabouts.
Where Is Jonathan Dorado Now?
According to sources, the U.S. Marshals Service was asked to assist local authorities in finding Dorado after it was determined that he had departed California. Later, Dorado was found hiding in Tijuana, Mexico.
Dorado, who is now 21 years old, was apprehended on August 12 by U.S. Marshals and Tijuana police. According to reports, he was given to the Marshals and sent to the San Diego County Jail the same day.
Merced Police Department investigators interrogated Dorado in San Diego on August 12. According to the officials, he was brought to the Merced County Jail the following day.
According to reports, authorities are reportedly still searching for any further offenders who may have been involved in the shooting of Lopez. They are also looking into possible assistance given to Dorado while he was on the run.
Victoria, Tatyana’s mother, said: “I look forward to the day I get to face him in court. I look forward to the day I get to look him in the face and let him know what he took from me.”
This Wednesday, watch Investigation Discovery’s show “In Pursuit With John Walsh” to hear more about the ongoing murder investigation against Jonathan Dorado.