Suspect wanted in drive-by shooting
The Medford Police Department is looking for Carlos Rodriguez, 19. He is wanted in connection to a shooting that took place Saturday, October 27th. Rodriguez is described as Hispanic male, 5'6", and approximately 120 lbs.
The case was presented to a Grand Jury this week, who indicted Rodriguez. A felony warrant has also been issued for his arrest.
The shooting occurred at noon on Saturday, when the suspect drove by the 900 block of Alta Street, as a passenger in a car. The vehicle drove by a particular home three times, gesturing to a man. On the third time, the suspect fired a handgun in the direction of the victim. No one was struck. A shell casing was recovered from the street. The vehicle and suspected driver have since been found.
While the shooting is believed to be gang related, neither the intended victim, nor any nearby witnesses are believed to be involved in gang activity, according to MPD. The gun used in the shooting has not been found.
Rodriguez previously lived in the the 700 block of N. Riverside, Medford. He has been known to frequent the White City area as well. He should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is asked to call our dispatch 541-770-4783, or 911 if he is on view.