Wenatchee shooting ruled murder suicide

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Wenatchee shooting deaths

updated Tuesday July 23

Wenatchee police have released new information in their investigation into Sunday’s fatal shooting at a Highland Drive residence. Captain Brian Chance has issued a news release that described the shooting deaths of Edgar and Michael Rodrigue as a murder suicide.

” Wenatchee Police Detectives continued their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting in the 600 Block of Highland Drive, which occurred on Sunday, July 21st.”

“Detectives were able to complete several more witness interviews and conducted a subsequent search of the residence for additional evidence. Based on the investigation, detectives believe this incident was a homicide/suicide, which left Edgar L. Rodrigue, 54, and Michael D. Rodrigue, 41, both dead. “

“Through witness interviews detectives learned that Edgar and Michael had been separated for the last two months. On the day of the shooting, Michael came to the residence and there was some sort of verbal altercation that turned violent. During the altercation, Edgar armed himself with a .40 caliber Glock handgun and shot his wife, Michael, at least twice, killing her. Edgar then turned the gun on himself and died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. “

“There is no indication of domestic violence history between the two. Pending the autopsy reports additional information will be released. The Wenatchee Police Department would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends affected by this tragic event. “

WENATCHEE,Wa.- Police have released the identities of two people who’s bodies were discovered Sunday evening at a Wenatchee home. Captain Brian Chance says the man and woman were found dead inside the bedroom of the Highland Drive home after police responded to reports of a shooting.

Chance says officers responded around 5:13 to a call that was originally dispatched as a request for medical aid, but Chance says officers quickly received information that a male was armed with a gun and shots had been fired inside the residence.

Police from Wenatchee and East Wenatchee along with Sheriff’s deputies from Chelan and Douglas County responded. On arrival officers located two bodies inside a bedroom.

Chelan County Coroner, Wayne Harris, has identified the male involved as 54 year old Edgar L. Rodrigue, of Wenatchee and the female is 41 year od Michael D. Rodrigue, also of Wenatchee.

Chance says the shooting remains under investigation with additional witness interviews and evidence to be collected. He says the weapon believed to have been used in the shooting was recovered.

Chance adds that the incident appears to be contained and that there is no threat to public safety.

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Steve Hair
Steve Hair is a 40-year veteran broadcast journalist who comes to NCW LIFE TV after a long career in radio. Steve and his wife Lynette and their three sons moved to the Wenatchee Valley from Central California in 1992. Steve served as News Director for KPQ News where he covered a multitude of stories of importance to North Central Washington, including two of Washington State’s largest wildfires. During his radio career Steve has received many awards from organizations such as the Associated Press, (Sacramento and Seattle Bureaus) The Washington State Farm Bureau, and the California Medical Association. Steve is a sports addict. Time off usually finds him sprawled out on the couch watching the Seahawks, Mariners or anything that prevents him from doing house chores.