This past Saturday, at 3:42a, Grants Pass Police responded to the Chevron Station near Redwood Highway and Ringuette Street regarding a reported disturbance involving a weapon.
Two groups of persons who had been engaged in a fight at a residential party earlier in the evening had begun to fight again at the gas station. The investigation determined that during the confrontation a male adult, Angel Rodriguez of Grants Pass, stabbed a male juvenile victim who was subsequently transported to an area hospital. The victim was in stable condition with non-life-threatening wounds.
The suspect, Rodriguez, was later located and apprehended by Grants Pass Police after a short vehicle chase. Rodriquez was arrested and lodged in the Josephine County Jail on charges of Assault II, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Attempted Eluding Police.
Anyone with information about this investigation is requested to call Detective Hoy with the Grants Pass Police Department at 541-450-6260 and refer to case number 23-15585.
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