Greenfield police identified the victim in Saturday morning’s shooting as 29-year-old Julio Rodarte, a registered sex offender, according to a public records search.
Rodarte was shot four times early Saturday morning, according to Greenfield police who say they they believe they’ll resolve the case in “the next couple of days.”
Officers responded just after 3 a.m. Saturday to the 1100 block of Oak Avenue, where they discovered the victim suffering three gunshot wounds to the lower extremities and one to this torso. He was flown to a San Jose facility for treatment of the non life-threatening injuries, Greenfield police Sgt. Fred Perez said.
The motive is unknown and investigators aren’t willing to put a gang-related tag on the case, Perez said.
He declined to release any suspect information citing the pending investigation.
A search of the National Sex Offender Registry shows Rodarte registered last in Greenfield for annoying or molesting a child under the age of 18. Monterey County Superior Court records show Rodarte has been arrested numerous times on criminal complaints in Greenfield, Salinas and Soledad since 2003. His most recent arrest was several weeks ago in Greenfield. ..Source.. by Allison Gatlin