Sheriff’s detectives arrest (A) Mario Rodriguez, 25 years, Fillmore resident, for attempted murder after he allegedly shot a coworker.
At about 6:27 PM on Tuesday, 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 allegedly 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 Thursday, 06/11/2020. Rodriguez was arrested for attempted murder and transported back to Ventura where he was booked at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility.