Man shot at Caldwell gas station, three arrested

Man shot at Caldwell gas station, three arrested

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by KTVB.COM

KTVB.COM

Posted on May 18, 2012 at 4:18 AM

Updated Monday, Nov 25 at 3:33 PM

Caldwell Shooting

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CALDWELL -- Police have arrested three people in connection with a shooting at a Caldwell gas station that put a 22-year-old man in the hospital with gunshot wounds.

At this time, police officers tell KTVB those gunshot wounds are non-life-threatening, and the man is expected to survive.

Caldwell Police responded to the shooting around 10:30 p.m. Thursday. That's when witnesses reported several gunshots fired outside of the Jackson's Food Store on the 2400 block of South Montana Street in Caldwell. When police arrived, they found one man had been shot. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive.

Witnesses also told police they had seen the shooter, or shooters, leave the scene in a white car headed for the Southdale Apartments nearby. Officers tracked the suspects to that building, surrounded the building, and evacuated nearby tenants.

Alicea Turner was among those evacuated from the apartment complex. She clutched her small child in the early morning hours of Friday, and told KTVB both hadn't gotten very much sleep.

"I was asleep, and the police started knocking on my door around midnight -- I think -- and told me that I had to leave because there was a man with a gun, and everyone around here had to leave for their safety," Turner said.

Shortly afterward, two men and one woman, all from Caldwell, surrendered to police.

Andres G. Rodriguez, 30, is charged with resisting and obstructing an officer.  Lisa E. Gutierrez, 19, is charged with possession of paraphernalia and resisting and obstructing an officer, and Cesar O. Rojas, 21, is charged with aggravated battery.

All three suspects were arrested and taken to the Canyon County Jail.  Detectives believe this incident may be gang related.  The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call Caldwell Police or Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.

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