Man Faces Judge For Allegedly Shooting Wife In Head

CLEVELAND – A Cleveland man accused of shooting his wife in the head late last week appeared in court on Monday, Action News reported.

Eddie Rodriguez was charged with shooting his wife last Friday after an attack on the city's near west side, just down the street from MetroHealth Medical Center.

Rodriguez had bond set at $25,000.

Police officials said that they have found the gun used in the shooting and are now checking it for fingerprints.

The attack and shooting happened despite a restraining order that Minerva Rodriguez, 32, had filed against her husband.

Minerva survived the incident and was listed in good condition at MetroHealth, where she works as a housekeeper.

Relatives said that Minerva left her husband and filed for divorce two months ago, but the restraining order that she filed didn't keep him away from her home on Trowbridge Avenue.

Action News was the only television station there when police took Eddie into custody on Friday afternoon.

Minerva's sister said that Eddie frequently threatened his wife with his gun.

On Friday morning, Minerva was found on Valentine Avenue. Police said that she was shot inside a van and then dumped down onto the road.

The van was found at the corner of West 17th Street and Brainard Avenue. People who live in that neighborhood can't believe the violence that unfolded inside the van.

"There's a lot of kids around here," witness Jhinarra Walker said. "The man could have run into anyone's house. It's just a lot of kids around here. And for the lady, I hope she's OK."