Suspects Convinced by Phone to Surrender, Arrested for a Nearby Shooting
SAN RAFAEL — Police phoned three men holed up inside an apartment and talked them into surrendering. They were immediately arrested in connection with a shooting that occurred a short distance away.
The victim was shot July 22 shortly after 11 a.m. Responding officers found the victim lying on the pavement. The victim with a bullet in the back was conscious and was transported to a hospital for medical treatment.
Investigators determined the wounded victim, and another person were confronted by two men on the street. One of the men with a handgun fired two rounds.
One round struck the victim, but the second round missed the other person. The two suspects then fled inside an apartment building at 61 Novato Street.
They were arrested by San Rafael PD later the same day. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol and Central Marin Police Authority assisted. Authorities surrounded the building until the suspects were talked into surrendering.
A resident providing refuge for the suspects allegedly helped conceal evidence. For this, Ivan Dejesus Pech-Pinzon, 35 was arrested as an accessory after the fact.
The two shooting suspects are San Rafael residents, 22-year-old Edwin Mazariegos Rodriguez and 18-year-old Yordan Gonzales Acevedo. Both have violent histories.
Rodriguez faces five felony charges, including attempted murder and conspiracy to commit a crime. His other charges are felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, and false imprisonment by violence.
Rodriguez remains in custody at Marin County Jail. Rodriguez is a suspected criminal street gang member with five prior arrests. He was previously arrested for assaults, battery, and street terrorism, among other offenses.
The other suspect in the shooting, Acevedo faces charges for attempted murder and conspiracy to commit a crime. Acevedo was also previously arrested for assault, battery, and street terrorism.