Sheriff’s detectives searching for suspected South Kitsap shooter

Roommate allegedly shot by at-large suspect Rodriquez

Colt Joshua Rodriquez is suspected to have shot his 32-year-old female roommate in South Kitsap Tuesday evening. (KCSO photo)

Colt Joshua Rodriquez is suspected to have shot his 32-year-old female roommate in South Kitsap Tuesday evening. (KCSO photo)

PORT ORCHARD — Law enforcement officials were searching Wednesday for a 27-year-old man who allegedly shot his 32-year-old female roommate Tuesday afternoon at their South Kitsap residence.

Kitsap County Sheriff’s patrol deputies were sent to a residence at the 5900 block of Sidney Road SW, where the woman said she had been shot by her roommate, Colt Joshua Rodriquez. She received emergency first aid and was taken to St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma for evaluation and treatment. A warrant was issued for Rodriquez’s arrest following a search of the residence, where sheriff’s detectives gathered clues in an effort to locate the suspect after obtaining a search warrant.

Detectives recovered a short-barreled shotgun from inside the home, which was believed to be the firearm used to shoot the victim. Deputies also were assisted at the scene by officers from the Port Orchard and Bremerton police departments, as well as troopers from the Washington State Patrol.

Sheriff Gary Simpson said in a news release that there is no known relationship between the shooting victim and Rodriquez other than as roommates. A motive for the shooting also was unknown as of press time on Wednesday morning. A sheriff’s office investigation has been instituted, Simpson said.

Meanwhile, the search for Rodriquez continues. A warrant for his arrest was issued by Kitsap County Superior Court Tuesday evening on a charge of attempted murder and second-degree domestic violence. Bail was initially set at $1 million.

Rodriguez is listed as being 5-10 in height, weighing 145 pounds and having black hair and brown eyes. He frequently visits the Tacoma area and is known to possess firearms, detectives reported. He also is known by the name CJ Rodriquez.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Colt Joshua (CJ) Rodriquez is asked to contact Detective Tiffany Dobbins at 360-337-5614 or Detective Gerald Swayze at 360-337-4479. Callers can also contact Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at Reference case report K20-000440.

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