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UPDATE: Man arrested for attempted murder after a fight, shooting at Cosmos Taverna in Victorville

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( — A 30-year-old Apple Valley man identified as Johnnie Rodriguez was arrested for attempted murder after a shooting in the parking lot of Cosmos Taverna in Victorville.

It happened at about 2:00 am, on October 2, 2022, in the 12400 block of Mariposa Road.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Gloria Huerta told VVNG that multiple subjects were involved in a physical altercation at the location and one subject fired a handgun and fled the scene.

In a Monday afternoon news release, sheriff’s officials said the suspect fired a ghost gun during a fight and fled in a blue Chevrolet Camaro that was located by responding deputies.

Deputies conducted a search of the vehicle and located an un-serialized Polymer 80 handgun (Ghost Gun). Deputies arrested Rodriguez for attempted murder, negligent discharge of a firearm, and possession of an un-serialized firearm. 

While conducting their investigation at Cosmos, deputies made two unrelated arrests for disorderly conduct; public intoxication. 

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

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