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Hotel Shooting Update: Baby Was in Room When Woman Fatally Shot Man

Sheriff's officials say the baby's mother shot and killed the father of her child at Pechanga Resort & Casino this weekend.

A Los Angeles man who was shot inside a hotel room at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula and died was identified Monday by the Riverside County Coroner's Office as Los Angeles resident Keith Rodman.

Rodman and the suspect, 32-year-old Wildomar resident Maria Vihanek, were in a dating relationship and had a six-month-old baby together, the sheriff's department announced Monday.

The baby was in the hotel room where Rodman was shot on Friday, but was not injured.

Vihanek will be arrested after being treated for a self-inflicted injury, authorities said.

Rodman was shot an undisclosed number of times and was able to make his way to the giant resort casino's lobby, Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Mike Manning said.

Sheriff's dispatchers received a 911 call at 10:56 p.m. Friday about a bloodied man in the lobby. They also discovered Vihanek in the hotel room the shooting occurred.   Rodman was taken to Temecula Valley Hospital, where he died early Saturday, the Riverside County Coroner's Office reported.

Casino spokeswoman Ciara Green couldn't recall the last time a shooting occurred there.

The casino continued its operations Friday night while sheriff's detectives conducted their investigation in the lobby area and hotel room, Green said.


—City News Service.

Steve Newman March 02, 2014 at 03:40 PM
Dee- I don't know about other peoples backgrounds as a habit-I just know some of the players on here who like to change there names and try to confuse people. But you can see by their rhetoric they are the same person. I have not found nor do I intend to look into your background. Also telling me to post it but not tell anybody is kind of- well not possible.
Steve Newman March 02, 2014 at 05:09 PM
OK then - I just take really good notes when needed
Judy Nickles March 06, 2014 at 12:16 AM
sad ,very sad for the baby, people likethat should not have children, sad life now whosgoing to raise it.. hope a good person in family, foster not goodmany kids are abused there too very sad

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