Sean Miller (left), Christian Rodriguez (right).

Sean Miller (left), Christian Rodriguez (right). PHOTO COURTESY BPD

BRAWLEY — Two suspects were taken into custody in connection to Sunday night's shooting here which left one victim dead and another hospitalized, Brawley Police Department announced Thursday.

Brawley residents Sean Miller, 24, and Christian Rodriguez, 20, were arrested Wednesday and Thursday and booked into county jail on felony offenses, BPD stated.

Miller and Rodriguez were arrested for Sunday night's shooting, which occurred in the 300 block of A Street and left Arturo Rios, 49, of Brawley, dead and another unidentified victim hospitalized but in stable condition.

Miller was taken into custody without incident during a traffic stop at 11:54 a.m. Wednesday near North Palm Avenue and C Street in Brawley by BPD officers and booked into county jail on a $500,000 on suspicion of attempted murder.

Rodriguez was arrested Thursday after a short foot pursuit in the area of 600 West Main Street in Brawley, and booked on suspicion of murder and attempted murder, BPD stated.

A BPD news release explained the investigative efforts that led to the identification and safe arrests of Miller and Rodriguez were greatly assisted with the resources provided by the federal Homeland Security Investigations Unit, Federal Bureau of Investigations-El Centro, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Parole Unit, Imperial County Probation Department, and the Imperial Valley Narcotics Task Force.

"The Brawley Police Department would like to thank our law enforcement partners for their assistance that resulted in the arrest of these two dangerous individuals to the community," a BPD news release stated.

Sunday night's incident was one of two shootings that have taken place this week in Brawley.

BPD has yet to announce whether any suspects have been arrested in connection to Monday night's shooting, which occurred near the North Seventh and A Street intersection and left one victim hospitalized but in stable condition.

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