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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Friday June 12th, 2020 :: 02:35 p.m. PDT


Shooting Results in Arrest for Attempted Murder

Nature of Incident: Shooting Results in Arrest for Attempted Murder
Report Number: 20-78404
Location: 2500 block of West Telegraph Road, Fillmore, CA
Date & Time: 06/09/2020 @ 6:27 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: Sheriff’s Fillmore Patrol Station
Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit
Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(V) Adult Male
(A) Mario Alexander Rodriguez
Bell Gardens
Sheriff’s detectives arrest (A) Mario Rodriguez for attempted murder after he shot a coworker.
At about 6:27 PM on 06/09/2020, the Sheriff’s Communication Center received a 911 call from a man who said he’d been shot by a coworker at a farm in the 2500 block of West Telegraph Road, in the unincorporated area west of the City of Fillmore.  When deputies arrived, they located the victim with a single gunshot wound to the shoulder.  The victim was transported to a local hospital, treated for his injury, and released the following day.
The investigation determined that Mario Rodriguez became upset with the victim after a series of arguments.  Rodriguez retrieved a rifle from a trailer located on the property.  Rodriguez then used the rifle to shoot the victim one time before fleeing the area on foot.  Sheriff’s deputies spent several hours searching the surrounding area but were unsuccessful in locating Rodriguez.
During the course of the investigation, detectives received information that Rodriguez had fled to Northern California.  Detectives from the Sheriff’s Major Crimes and Narcotics Units traveled to the City of Vallejo and located Rodriguez in the 400 block of Central Avenue on 06/11/2020.  Rodriguez was arrested for attempted murder and transported back to Ventura where he was booked at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility.  Rodriguez remains in custody on $500,000.00 bail and is scheduled to appear in Ventura County Superior Court on 06/15/2020.
Prepared by: Sergeant Steve Jenkins  
News Release Date: 06/12/2020  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Captain Eric Buschow
(805) 947-8129
[email protected]
Approved by:
Booking Photo Release:
Captain Jeff Miller

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93003

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