Date: March 7, 2019



Melanie Eustice, Chief of Administration and Public Affairs

Office: 714-347-8443, Cell: 714-975-3002

Rebecca Moss, Public Affairs Specialist

Office: 714-347-8405


SANTA ANA, Calif. – Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) Todd Spitzer released the investigation findings and legal conclusions of the Santa Ana Police Department (SAPD) non-fatal officer-involved shooting of Carlos Rodriguez. It was determined there was no criminal conduct by responding law enforcement officers from SAPD in relation to this incident.

The full letter, “OCDA Report Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation – Carlos Rodriguez,” is available at www.orangecountyda.orgby selecting Officer-Involved Shootings and Custodial Death Letters under the Reports pull-down menu. There is no relevant video or audio evidence to release.

On Feb. 19, 2016, the OCDA charged Rodriguez in Orange County Superior Court Case # 16CF0455 with one felony count each of attempted murder of a Peace Officer, assault with a semiautomatic firearm on a Peace Officer, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession for sale of a controlled substance, and possession of a controlled substance. On March 5, 2019, a jury convicted Rodriguez of all the charges. The defendant is scheduled to be sentenced on April 26, 2019, at 8:00 a.m. in Department N-13, North Justice Center, Fullerton.