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Defendant Convicted of Attempted Murder and Criminal Threats 

DATE:  February 17, 2017

CASE:  Vicente Rodriguez (Case #16FE001413)

PROSECUTOR:  Deputy District Attorney Scott Schweibish, Career Criminal Prosecution Unit

Vicente Rodriguez was convicted by a jury of premeditated attempted murder, two counts of assault with a firearm, two counts of shooting into an occupied vehicle, terrorist threats and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

On January 16, 2016, defendant Rodriguez demanded guns and money from the victim while at a local convenience store.  When the victim refused, Rodriguez told the victim he would kill the victim’s mother.  The victim drove home with an acquaintance in his vehicle and as he pulled up to his house he saw Rodriguez approaching in his vehicle.  Rodriguez then approached the victim’s car on foot while carrying a large caliber revolver and began shooting into the vehicle.  The victim returned fire at Rodriguez. No one was injured in the exchange of gunfire.

Rodriguez has a prior strike conviction for assault with a firearm and had just been released from prison before committing these crimes.

Rodriguez faces a maximum sentence of 45 years to life in prison.  Sentencing is set for March, 10, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. in Department 31 before the Honorable Michael Kenny.

 

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