Luckily, no one was home at the time of a residential shooting Wednesday, Nov. 11. Officers were called to the scene in the 1300 block of North Ave. to find a residence had been fired on approximately eight times.
Evidence recovered at the time showed the weapon used was a .45 caliber.
That same evening, Corcoran officers, along with the Kings County Gang Task Force, received a tip there was possibly going to be another shooting on Venture Ave. The tip also noted that officers should watch for a white Mercedes.
According to the tipster, the Mercedes was being driven by known Norteno gang members who were armed with guns.
Officers went to that area and started looking for that vehicle.
They saw the car at about 8 p.m. and followed it to the driveway of a residence in the 900 block of Mariposa Ave. At that time, officers contacted three young men inside the car. All three were known Norteno gang members.
During the contact, they also discovered three firearms, including an AR 15 assault rifle with a 30-round magazine fully loaded, a fully loaded Kimber .45 caliber and a .38 special. With the firearms, officers found three additional loaded 30-round magazines, marijuana and several prescription pills with no prescription. The AR 15 and the Kimber were determined to have been stolen during a local residential burglary from October.
Police arrested Adam Rodriguez, 22, along with his brother, Alex Rodriguez 21, and 26-year-old Paul Marin, all of Corcoran.
They have been charged with several firearms and drug offenses. All three have been taken to the Kings County Jail in Hanford, where Adam is being held on $1.2 million bail, Alex on $1.6 million bail and Marin on $1.25 million bail.
The investigation is continuing and the Corcoran Police Department urges anyone with information to call Det. John Harris at 992-5151 or the Kings County Gang Task Force confidential hotline at 589-1960.