Wanted Suspect of FBI Task Force’s Nevada Double-Homicide Investigation Arrested
Photo: Roger Tindell (Facebook)
YUCCA VALLEY – Turns out the man was a wanted suspect of the FBI for a double homicide in Nevada. Deputies responded to the scene early in the morning of October 17th. They responded to a shooting at 7400 block of Elk Trail in Yucca Valley. The caller said the suspect, believed to be armed, left in a silver BMW with a female.
Deputies quickly located the vehicle driven by suspect, Roger Tindell (36) of Morongo Valley. When their attempt at a traffic stop failed, a pursuit ensued through Yucca Valley and Morongo.
Next, Tindell fired at pursuing deputies. Deputies returned fire, with the pursuit ending minutes later as Tindell’s BMW collided with a Sheriff’s patrol car.
Tindell opened fire on the deputies again, and deputies returned fire and struck him. Detectives discovered that an FBI Task Force sought Tindell for a double homicide in Herson, Nevada.
Investigating Detectives determined that Roger Tindell was at the Elk Trail residence and shot the male victim for reasons still unknown. Tindell fled deputies, taking the female victim with him, and engaged those deputies in an exchange of gunfire.
Although Tindell remains hospitalized from gunfire injuries, authorities expect him to recover from his injuries.
The male victim (43) remains hospitalized in a local hospital. His prognosis is unknown.
The female victim (24) treated and released