Location: 13000 Blk Howard Rd, Earlimart

Incident Date: 06-05-2016

Incident Time: 1700 hrs

Case Number: 16-07185

Victim: David Rodriguez

City: Earlimart

Posted by: Media Relations


Victim: David Rodriguez, 21 years old resident of Earlimart 

    On 6-7-16 Tulare County Sheriff’s Department completed an autopsy and identified the victim as being David Rodriguez, resident of Earlimart. The official cause of death is listed as exsanguination due to a penetrating gunshot wound.   


Original press release:

Victim: 21 year old Male, Resident of Earlimart

On 6-5-16, Deputies from Tulare County Sheriff’s Office responded to Delano Regional Medical Center in regards to an assault victim being treated at the hospital. Deputies arrived on scene and contacted the reporting party who found the 21-year-old male victim in the 13000 Block of Howard Road in Earlimart. The victim had sustained trauma to his upper torso which resulted in his death.  How the victim sustained the injuries is undetermined and an autopsy is pending.  Detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff Department Violent Crimes Unit responded to the scene and took over the investigation.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at (559) 733-6218 or send anonymous information by sending a text or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call (559) 725-4194.