Woman in Custody Faces Charges for Shooting her Girlfriend’s Elbow
Photo: confiscated gun
BERKELEY — A woman arrested one year ago for burglary and criminal threats isback behind bars again. This time 21-year-old Brianna M. Rodriguez was arrested for shooting her girlfriend in the elbow.
Rodriguez, a resident of Oakland, allegedly shot her girlfriend who lives in the San Pablo Park neighborhood in Berkeley. The victim’s elbow was shattered by a bullet, apparently during a domestic violence dispute.
Berkeley officers responded to the 2700 block of Acton Street after receiving a report of gunfire at a residence. The shooting victim was transported to a hospital for medical treatment.
This shooting occurred on the evening of September 24. Rodriguez was later identified as the suspect and she was arrested on September 28. The handgun believed used in the shooting was recovered as evidence.
Rodriguez was booked into Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. She presently remains in custody in lieu of $200,000 bond.
On September 30, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office filed felony charges against Rodriguez. In addition to assault with a firearm, she faces multiple charges related to domestic violence with criminal enhancements.
Rodriguez is scheduled to appear at the East County Hall of Justice for a plea hearing on October 15. It’s not the first time she has had to answer criminal charges.
On October 21, 2020, Rodriquez was arrested for a burglary while the victim was present. Charges against her for first-degree burglary and making criminal threats were subsequently dismissed in that criminal case.