Medford drive-by shooting suspect still on the loose
Police are asking for tips to help them find a suspect in a 2018 Medford shooting who may be back in Southern Oregon.
Juan Carlos Rodriguez, 22, is wanted on felony warrants for unlawful use of a weapon and attempted first-degree assault stemming from a possible gang-related drive-by shooting in southwest Medford last fall, according to a press release issued Thursday by Medford police.
Shortly after noon Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, Rodriguez allegedly fired a single gunshot at a man in the 900 block of Alta Street.
Witnesses told police that Rodriguez made gang gestures from the passenger seat of a vehicle prior to the shooting, and that the vehicle passed by the home three times.
The intended shooting victim had no ties to gang activity, police say, nor did any witnesses who saw the shooting.
Shortly after the shooting, police made contact with the driver of the car but couldn’t locate Rodriguez.
Rodriguez is described as a Hispanic male, 5-feet-6 and 120 pounds. He was known to frequent a Medford home in the 700 block of North Riverside Avenue and the White City area.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts should call dispatchers at 541-770-4783 and reference Case 18-21757. He should be considered armed and dangerous. Police ask anyone who sees Rodriguez to call 911.