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Man accused of shooting girlfriend, stealing beer from gas station before high-speed chase

Sergio Sanchez Rodriguez (Credit: El Paso Police Department){ }
Sergio Sanchez Rodriguez (Credit: El Paso Police Department)
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The arrest report for the man who led law enforcement officers in a high-speed chase throughout El Paso after he shot his girlfriend and robbed several businesses with a gun was obtained.

Sergio Sanchez-Rodriguez, 36, was arrested Thursday after he allegedly committed several crimes.

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Police learned of Sanchez-Rodriguez's first alleged crime when police officers responded to a shooting at the Canutillo Palms Apartments.

Sanchez Rodriguez's girlfriend was found with multiple gunshot wounds throughout her body and legs in front of the apartment complex.

The woman identified Sanchez-Rodriguez as the shooter, according to the arrest affidavit.

The victim told police Sanchez-Rodriguez left the apartment in her vehicle - a blue KIA Forte.

She told investigators Sanchez-Rodriguez lived with her and their 14-year-old son.

A witness, who lives at the apartment complex, said he heard gunshots.

Investigators learned the woman and Sanchez-Rodriguez were inside the apartment where Sanchez-Rodriguez drank an entire bottle of Crown Royal, according to the arrest affidavit.

Sanchez-Rodriguez and the victim got into an argument over Sanchez-Rodriguez's drinking problem, the court document stated.

The argument continued outside the apartment when the suspect allegedly shot the victim and fled in her vehicle.

The woman was taken to University Medical Center where she underwent emergency surgery and remains in the ICU.

After leaving the apartment complex, Sanchez-Rodriguez went to a Speedway convenience store in the 6900 block of N. Desert Boulevard.

The suspect entered the store and allegedly stole a 12-pack of Michelob Ultra and pointed a gun at the employee.

An employee at the convenience store confronted Sanchez-Rodriguez and told him he could not sell any alcoholic beverages because it was after hours.

Sanchez-Rodriguez became upset and told the employee " Do not raise your voice at me" before he displayed his weapon.

The suspect allegedly told the employee he had already killed a man and said "Do you want to die tonight?" the document stated.

The employee, in shock, didn't respond and stood still as Sanchez-Rodriguez pointed a gun at the employee's forehead.

Sanchez-Rodriguez told the employee, "Do not be tempted by a man that is willing to die tonight! Sorry kid, I'll kill myself first before killing you."

The employee did not respond and kept his hands in the air.

Sanchez Rodriguez went back to the coolers and switched the Modelo Especial for a 12-pack of Michelob Ultra and walked out without paying, according to the arrest affidavit.

Officers saw surveillance video of the aggravated robbery and revealed the suspect was related to the shooting incident in Canutillo.

Officers saw the blue KIA Forte on Loop 375 and North Desert Boulevard around 7:27 a.m.

Officers attempted to pull over Sanchez-Rodriguez, but he ignored the sirens and fired several rounds at officers, the document stated.

The suspect led officers in a high-speed chase for several miles before his vehicle stopped in a desert area in Westway.

Sanchez-Rodriguez was taken into custody after he surrendered.

Sanchez-Rodriguez remains in jail under a $700,000 cash or surety bond.

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