During a news conference Tuesday outside Northwest Free Will Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, Nair Rodriguez squeezed the hand of Brooks-Jimenez, her attorney, while he read a statement about Luis Rodriguez, who he said was a devout Christian and regular member of the church who volunteered so frequently he was nicknamed “Pastor.”
“His family has had to confront an event that no family should: the violent loss of a loved one before his time,” Brooks-Jimenez said.
Pastor Uriel Canales said his congregation was saddened by the death of Rodriguez. He once asked him to be an assistant pastor.
“He had a sweet spirit. He was not a troublemaker,” Canales said.
Last week, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation took over an investigation into the incident at the request of Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn. The agency said their inquiry will be lengthy and time-consuming and rely heavily on results of an autopsy, which is pending toxicology reports.
The officers involved have not been named. The three Moore officers are on paid administrative leave. Two off-duty game wardens, who along with one of the Moore officers were working security at the theater, were allowed to continue working while the investigation is conducted.
A memorial service is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Iglesia Linaje de Dios, 2845 SW 39.