APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A 37-year-old man who accidentally shot himself during an argument at a home in Apple Valley also ended up getting arrested.
On Monday, November 6, 2023, at approximately 12:43 AM, deputies in the Town of Apple Valley were dispatched to a residence in the 13100 block of Yakima Road for a subject with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the leg.
Deputies contacted residents at the location and learned the suspect, Miguel Rodriguez, had brandished a firearm during an argument with a 25-year-old woman from Apple Valley.
“Rodriguez then placed the firearm into his waistband and the firearm discharged, resulting in a call to 911. Narcotics were found in Rodriguez’ vehicle, which was parked nearby,” stated sheriff’s officials.
Authorities took Rodriguez to a nearby hospital for medical attention before placing him under arrest. Later, he was taken to the High Desert Detention Center where he is being held on $115,000 bail.
Additionally, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has issued a parole hold for Rodriguez.
His current charges include HS 11370.1(a) – Possession of a Controlled Substance While Armed, PC 29800(a)(1) – Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and PC 417.6(a) – Brandishing a Firearm.
Anyone with any information about this investigation is asked to contact Deputy Madrigal at the Apple Valley Sheriff’s Station at (760) 240-7400 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001.
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