Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a reported hit-and-run traffic crash at about 8:38 p.m. Wednesday at Main and S. Water streets in Norwalk. 

Eduardo Gomez Jimenez

Police later located the suspect vehicle behind an address on Main Street in Norwalk. As deputies attempted contact at the front door of the suspected driver’s residence, a single gunshot was heard from inside the residence. The suspect’s roommate quickly exited the residence and was detained by deputies. 

A second male was inside the residence, who was later to be determined to be the shooter. The shooter was identified as Eduardo Gomez Jimenez, 18. Deputies immediately entered the residence and began giving commands to Gomez Jimenez. He discarded the firearm, and then attempted to run into an interior room. Deputies were able to quickly apprehend Gomez Jimenez and took him into custody. 

No one was injured from the shooting.  During the investigation, it was found the handgun had been stolen.

Gomez Jimenez was arrested and booked into the jail for the following charges: first-degree recklessly endangering safety (three counts), disorderly conduct, go armed with firearm while intoxicated, hit and run, operating while under the influence (first offense), and receiving stolen property (firearm).

Gomez Jimenez being held at the Monroe County Jail. 

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Cashton Police Department and the Monroe County 911 Communications Center.