Suspect Arrested for Shooting at Desert Party

Local News


A party in the desert ended in a shooting early Saturday near 27 1/4 Road.

A suspect is in custody after a good time nearly turns deadly. In the aftermath, 60 to 80 people were identified, and talked to after Angel Rodriguez-Archuleta is alleged to have opened fire. One victim tells deputies a man started shooting at them as they tried to escape in a truck.

Luckily, no one was injured during this shooting and weapons were recovered from the scene in an area of the desert known as “the dam”.

Rodriguez-Archuleta is facing attempted 2nd degree murder and attempted assault in the first degree and felony menacing charges.

If you have any info about this shooting please call the Mesa County Sheriffs office at 970-242-6707.

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