WMW Capture #962: Fugitive accused of ‘acting stupid’ and shooting girlfriend in the hand

CAPTURED — February 13, 2018

The U.S. Marshals Pacific NW Violent Offender Task Force, Bremerton Police and Kitsap County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Rodriquez Rogers today. He was located in East Bremerton thanks to anonymous Washington’s Most Wanted viewer tips to Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound.

He has been on the run since December 4, 2017 when deputies say he shot his girlfriend in the hand.  The victim told investigators he was “acting stupid” and waiving the gun around while she was on a Facebook video call with a family member.  The bullet struck her right thumb and exited the back of her hand. Deputies say Rogers drove her to the hospital and then fled in his green Jetta because he is a convicted felon and not permitted by law to have firearms.

He was booked into the Kitsap County jail where he is being held on $100,000 bail for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Violation of a No Contact Order. Rogers is WMW Capture #962 thanks to tips from our viewers.

 

WANTED IN BREMERTON —
Bremerton Police say a man accidentally shoots his girlfriend. He does the right thing at first — driving her to the hospital for help — but then he takes off.

Detectives say the suspected bad boyfriend, Rodrequiz Rogers, is a convicted felon who isn’t supposed to be near a gun — or the victim — probably explaining why he didn’t stick around, so now Rogers is wanted for illegally having a firearm and violating a domestic violence court order.

Detectives say the victim was shot in the thumb while Rogers waved a gun around to try and impress someone she was video chatting with inside her home.

“She had some surgery and some medical issues and she’s in stable condition, it wasn’t life-threatening, but she’s probably going to have some pretty significant damage to that hand for the rest of her life,” said Bremerton Police Sgt. Tim Garrity. “He needs to be off the street. He’s dangerous. He’s unpredictable. He’s most likely armed, at this point. He’s going to know we’re looking for him.”

Detectives say Rogers drives a green Volkswagen Jetta that has not been found either.

He’s 38 years old, 6’2” and weighs 190 pounds.

If you know where he’s hiding, use the P3 Tips App to submit your information to Crime Stoppers, or call the hotline at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).

It’s anonymous and you’ll get a cash reward of up to $1,000 if your information leads to his arrest.