Written by AARON CASTREJON
RANCHO CUCAMONGA - Vehicles were shot at, crashed into, one person was shot and two people were stabbed by a man who slashed at a deputy with a knife during an attack May 13.
Deputies accuse 46-year-old Sergio Rodriguez of attempted murder with a knife, attempted murder with a firearm, assault with a deadly weapon while using a knife, assault with a deadly weapon while using a firearm, carjacking and possession of a controlled substance.
Nine victims were identified, the Rancho Cucamonga Sheriff’s Station said in a written statement.
Rancho Cucamonga deputies responded to the area of Milliken Avenue and the 210 freeway at 1:17 a.m. Wednesday to a report of someone who shot at a vehicle, damaging one of the tires.
The suspect fled in a red 1993 Honda Accord southbound on Milliken Avenue until he crashed into an occupied vehicle at Milliken and baseline Road. The suspect is accused of attempting to carjack the victim after the latter pulled over in the wake of the crash. Rodriguez allegedly stabbed the victim multiple times, the Rancho Cucamonga Sheriff’s Station said in a written statement.
The suspect fled again in the Honda Accord, drove into an apartment complex where he rammed another vehicle as the driver waited for a security gate to open. The suspect walked to the damaged vehicle, opened the driver side door and stabbed the driver several times, the Rancho Cucamonga Sheriff’s Station said.
The suspect fled to Milliken and Foothill Boulevard where deputies located the suspect, identified as Rodriguez, as he attempted to abandon his Honda Accord.
“Deputies saw Rodriguez and attempted to detain him. He was uncooperative and slashed at a deputy with a box cutter, striking him in the abdominal and groin area. The box cutter did not penetrate the deputy’s vest but sliced his uniform shirt and pants,” according to the Rancho Cucamonga Sheriff’s Station in a written statement.
Detectives soon learned that Rodriguez is connected to multiple other shooting incidents along the 210 freeway, with one victim receiving a gunshot wound to the leg.
Rodriguez is being held in lieu of $4 million bail at the West Valley Detention Center.