UPDATED: (6-30-21)

The Kendallville Police Department says Rodriguez was captured at 5 a.m. Wednesday at a rest stop in Athens by Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers on routine patrol.

Matthew Dean Rodriguez (24) was booked into the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail in Nelsonville, Ohio at 6:46 a.m. on a charge of murder and two counts of attempted murder.

An additional charge was also added with receiving stolen goods. He is scheduled to appear in Athens Municipal Court tomorrow.

(6-28-21) Kendallville (Indiana) Police are searching for a person of interest, Matthew Rodriguez, after an overnight shooting.

Sunday night at around midnight police responded to a reported shooting at the Gallops gas station on the 1200 block of North Street.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene, while two other victims in the incident were transported to an area hospital and are listed in critical, yet stable condition.

Police are searching for Matthew Rodriguez, 24, and have the following description:

Matthew Rodriguez (24)

  • 5-feet, 8-inches tall
  • weighing 225 pounds
  • Black hair
  • brown eyes

Rodriguez should be considered armed and dangerous. He is reported to be driving a red, 2010 Kia Forte, with Indiana license plate AYW713.

Anyone having information on the whereabouts of Rodriguez should contact police immediately at (260) 347-0654 or 911.