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Taft shooting suspect extradited to San Patricio County

Posted: 10:15 AM, Oct 17, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-17 11:15:47-04

The man accused of shooting and killing 4 people and injuring a fifth has been extradited to San Patricio County.

Ronnie Rodriguez Sr. was was arrested Tuesday morning after being found at a motel in McAllen, Texas. He was brought back to San Patricio County overnight.

The shooting happened Oct. 13 at a child’s first birthday party in Taft. Rodriguez Sr.’s son was also arrested on a deadly conduct charged. He was released on bond Oct. 15.

Officials say an argument between two families led to the shooting.

Rodriguez Sr. is charged with capital murder of multiple persons. His bond is set at $1 million.

The Texas Rangers asked a task force led by the U.S. Marshals to assist with the search for Rodriguez Sr.