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Posted on: February 28, 2020

Documented Gang Members Arrested for Assault with a Firearm

RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Documented Gang Members Arrested for Assault with a Firearm
Station Area:Gang Task Force - Coachella Valley
Written Date:February 27, 2020Time:8:45 PM
Incident Date:January 18, 2020Time:8:20 PM
Incident Location:72000 block of Dillon Rd. Desert Hotsprings
Reporting Officer:Sgt. Paul Herida
File Number(s):O200180020



On Thursday, February 27th, 2020, at 1:00 P.M. the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force completed a follow up investigation into a shooting that occurred on January 18th, 2020 in the 72000 block of Dillon Road in Desert Hot Springs.  During the incident, twelve 9mm rounds were fired at a residence where adults and children were present.  Gang Task Force Officers identified the suspects in the shooting as documented gang members, Randy Sanudo, 22 of Cathedral City and Victor Rodriguez, 23 of Phoenix, Arizona.  Gang Task Force Officers arrested Rodriguez on February 24th, 2020 during a traffic stop at Vista Chino and Date Palm Drive in Cathedral City.  Gang Task Force Officers arrested Sanudo on February 27th, 2020 at the Larson Justice Center in Indio.  Sanudo was charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm, Child Endangerment, and Witness Intimidation.  Rodriguez was charged with Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm, Child Endangerment, and Witness Intimidation.  Both suspects were booked at the Indio Jail.

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Randy SanudoVictor Rodriguez

The Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force is committed to creating safe and secure neighborhoods free of violent crime and gang activity. If you have any information about this crime, please contact CVVCGTF member Officer James or Officer Villasenor at (760) 836-1600. If you have non-emergency information regarding gang activity, please use our online Gang Task Force Tip Form or call 951-922-7601.

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