Location: 13900 block of Avenue 417 in East Orosi

Incident Date: 3-14-21

Incident Time: 0700hrs

City: Orosi

Posted by: Media Relations

TCSO Detectives Investigating Early Morning Murder in Orosi

Just after 7 this morning, TCSO Deputies were called to a home in the 13900 block of Avenue 417 in East Orosi for a possible suicide. When Deputies arrived, they found 22-year-old Juan Jimenez Rodriguez suffering from a gunshot wound.


During their investigation, Deputies determined Rodriguez had actually been shot and had not committed suicide.


Homicide Detectives took over the investigation and found evidence indicating the case was a murder and identified 28-year-old Mallory Rodriguez as the suspect. Detectives say Mallory and Juan were dating. Mallory Rodriguez was arrested and booked into custody at the Tulare County Sheriff’s Pre-Trial Facility.


This is still an active investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at (559) 733-6218, or they can remain anonymous by calling or texting (559) 725-4194 or through email at tcso@tipnow.com