crime and punishment

Wilmington, Los Angeles’s Jonathan Rodriguez-Zamora being held on $3 million bail

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Jonathan Rodriguez-Zamora, 23, of Wilmington, Los Angeles, California, United States has been arrested by the Long Beach Police Department. His mugshots are yet to be released.

At around 7:30 p.m. on June 26, 2021, Rodriguez-Zamora was driving a vehicle outside the Pike Outlets near Aquarium Way and Shoreline Drive in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California. Two boys aged 17 and 15 were in the passenger’s seat.

The 17-year-old boy allegedly fired shots that struck two men aged 23 and 18 in the upper torso and a boy, 13, in the lower torso. The three victims, who are now in stable condition, were standing in front of a business when they were shot.

Rodriguez-Zamora and the two male teenagers with him allegedly fled the scene in the vehicle he was driving. A firearm was found inside the vehicle when it was stopped by police officers conducting a traffic stop.

The names of the two teenagers who were with Rodriguez-Zamora and their three alleged victims were not released. He and the two other suspects were arrested.

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Being held on $3,000,000 bail, Rodriguez-Zamora was charged with shooting into an inhabited dwelling, carrying a concealed weapon, being a driver permitting a person to discharge a firearm from a vehicle and three counts of attempted murder. The 17-year-old suspect was charged with attempted murder, shooting into an inhabited dwelling, altering a firearm and carrying a loaded firearm on a person or in a vehicle while in a public place while the 15-year-old suspect was charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and shooting into an inhabited dwelling. 

“We had additional officers in the area working overtime who were able to immediately render aid to the victims and also detain three people of interest,” Long Beach Police Department chief Robert Luna stated. “I would like to thank all of the community members who assisted the officers in the area by quickly providing valuable information during this tragic incident. I would also like to thank the Long Beach Police Officers who acted swiftly to render aid to all three victims and risked their lives to safely apprehend the dangerous armed subjects believed to be responsible for this crime.”

Detectives are investigating the shooting as possibly being gang related although a motive has yet to be determined. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Long Beach Police Department Gang Investigation Section at (562) 570-7370 and those who want to anonymously submit tips may call LA Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or download the P3 Tips app from the Apple App store and Google Play.

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