Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Middle Township Police Chief Chris Leusner announce the arrest of Emanuel Rodriquez, 40 years old of the Burleigh section of Middle Township, for Attempted Murder charges.
On December 2, 2020, members of the Middle Township Police Department were dispatched to the Cape Regional Medical Center for the report of a subject with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. As a result, members of the Middle Township Police Street Crimes Unit and Major Crimes Unit as well as members of the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and Crime Scene Unit responded and initiated an investigation into this incident.
As a result of this investigation, a Court authorized search warrant was executed at Rodriquez’s residence at the Catalina Motel in Middle Township where it was determined the shooting took place. Rodriquez was subsequently arrested and charged with the offenses of Attempted Murder, 2nd degree; Aggravated Assault, 2nd degree; Possession of a Weapon, 2nd degree; Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, 2nd degree; and Possession of CDS (Methamphetamine), 3rd degree. * Rodriquez was lodged in the Cape May County Correctional Center pending Court proceedings.
The victim, 31 year old Glenn Senec, was subsequently treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound and was later released from the hospital.
Prosecutor Sutherland would like to recognize the investigative efforts of the officers and detectives involved in this investigation who brought it to a swift and successful conclusion.
Prosecutor Sutherland urges anyone who has information concerning this investigation to contact the contact the Prosecutor’s Office at 609-465-1135, or the Middle Township Police Department at 609-465-8700 or text TIP MTPDTIPS followed by your message to 888777 or through the Cape May County Crime Stoppers at 609-889-3597.
* Any charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless he is proven guilty.