Accused Springdale Shooter, Getaway Driver Released From Jail
The alleged shooter and getaway driver in a Springdale liquor store shooting have been released from jail on bond, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
Alvaro Rodriguez, 22, and Julio Rodriguez, 18, were arrested Friday in the previous weekend’s shooting at Y-Liquors in Springdale. Three people were hospitalized in the shooting, authorities said.
Alvaro Rodriguez faces charges of committing a terroristic act, tampering with physical evidence and criminal mischief. He was released Sunday on $25,000 bond. Julio Rodriguez faces a felony charge of hindering apprehension. He was released from jail Saturday on $3,500 bond, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
Police said Alvaro Rodriguez was the shooter in the altercation, and Julio Rodriguez was the getaway driver.
Detectives said early last week they were searching for three Hispanic males who they believe were involved in a shooting that injured three people Saturday (Aug. 31) in the parking lot of Y-Liquors.
Several 911 calls came into police dispatch after hearing shots fired.
The incident was caught on surveillance video.
Police said three Hispanic males wearing hoodies pulled up in a silver Ford pickup.
Two of the victims approached the truck, words were exchanged and shots were fired.
“You can see where they fired weapons out the window of the Ford Truck and the one of the victims hit the ground and then the ford pickup fled the scene,” said Lt. Derek Hudson with the Springdale Police Department.
Police said one of the victims was a woman who was sitting in a car and was shot in the back. The other two were men and were shot in the stomach and the leg.
The victim’s ages range from 18-22 were taken to Northwest Medical Center in Springdale with non-life threatening injuries.
As for the motive, Hudson said the victims haven`t told them why they were targeted.
“They haven`t been completely forthcoming about everything that has occurred just yet,” said Hudson.