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RUPET— A Rupert man is charged with aggravated assault and unlawful discharge of a weapon at an occupied vehicle after police said he fired shots at a pickup truck.

Brian Gregoro Rodriguez, 26, was arrested after police responded to a call on March 24 regarding shots fired at 377 S. 200 W. at a mobile home park, according to court records.

A witness at the mobile home park saw a red car pull up behind a pickup that had pulled into a driveway and three to four men got out of the car.

The witness said the men began arguing, and one man, later identified as Rodriguez, pulled out a black handgun and started shooting at the truck.

The witness said another man from the red car pulled out what looked like a snub-nose pistol.

One man got into the truck with a woman who was driving, and the men got back into the car, which headed north on 200 South before turning around.

The witness said the car parked at one of the mobile homes and was still there when police arrived.

Police said one of the witnesses to the events was emotional and crying and said she was afraid for her grandchildren and the other people living in the mobile home park.

Police knocked on the door where the car was parked, but nobody answered the door. The home had blankets on all the windows, police said.

A search warrant was issued for the home to look for evidence of the shooting. Inside, police reported finding several guns, some hidden in a vent, and ammunition.

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One of the guns, police said, matched the description given by the witness.

A man at the residence told police he had “grabbed a gun to help defend Brian,” during the incident. Police say Rodriguez admitted that the guns at the home belong to him.

On March 28, police found the pickup truck and the woman who owns it, who was driving during the shooting incident.

The truck had bullet holes in the windshield, left corner of the vehicle and the right headlight had been replaced.

The woman said she still had the headlight that had been shot and police took it as evidence.

A preliminary hearing is set in the case at 1:30 p.m. April 4 in Minidoka County Magistrate Court.


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