Officers responded to an incident early Wednesday morning, where the suspect had allegedly shot at a vehicle multiple times, striking the tire.
After fleeing in a vehicle, the suspect struck another vehicle on the road, police said. When the driver pulled over, Rodriguez attempted to carjack them and stabbed the person multiple times, according to the release. Rodriguez got back in his car and continued driving, police said.
He later rammed his car into another victim’s vehicle, stabbed the person several times and fled the scene again, according to police.
When Rodriguez tried to abandon his car, officers located him and tried to arrest him, police said. He resisted and slashed at a deputy with a box cutter, according to police.
That attempt ripped through the officer’s uniform and pants, but the deputy was not injured, the release said.
As officers addressed those incidents, calls came in from people who said they had been shot at in the surrounding area. One victim had been shot in the leg, according to police.
Police picked up a semi-automatic weapon and a box cutter from one of the crime scenes and are linking a total of nine victims to Rodriguez, according to the release.
Rodriguez was arrested and booked at the West Valley Detention Center. CNN reached out to police but they didn’t immediately provide further details.