Suspect in double stabbing still at large


Milford police are still looking for a man they say stabbed his estranged wife and an elderly man in her care Sunday evening.
Local police are trying to reach out to the media in the Philadelphia, Pa., area and Bradley Beach and Neptune Township in New Jersey, where the suspect, Amado Rodriguez, 48, has family ties.
Police have warrants for Rodriguez on charges of assault, assault on an elderly person, home invasion, burglary, larceny and violation of a restraining order.
His two victims have been treated and released from local hospitals. The elderly man's car is still missing. Police say Rodriguez stole it after the stabbing.
According to police, shortly after 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 19, the Milford Police Department responded to 124 Washington Street for reports of a domestic dispute involving a stabbing. Responding officers found a woman with a serious laceration to the neck and an elderly man who had suffered a head injury and a laceration to his neck.
EMS responders transported the man and woman to area hospitals where they had been listed in stable condition.
Rodriguez, the woman's estranged spouse, is the suspect in the double stabbing. Police believe Rodriguez entered the home on Washington Street without authorization and entered the woman's bedroom, where he cut her throat with a knife while she lay sleeping. He then attacked the elderly man, who has a vision impairment. The woman is a live-in caretaker for the male victim.
Police are asking for help from the public in locating the suspect and the stolen vehicle. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached, police said.
Amado Rodriguez is described as a 48-year-old male, 5'11”, 280 pounds with a clean shaven face and head.
The stolen vehicle is a gray 2011 Hyundai Tucson with Connecticut registration plates 826 YTB.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Milford Police Detective Jeffrey Cortes at 203-877-1465 or by email him at jcortes@ci.milford.ct.us.