Police: FBI Informant Arrested In Attack On House

Shooting Captured On Tape Recorder

Police claim an FBI informant's hidden tape recorder captured the sound of him firing eight rounds into a Colorado Springs house.

Authorities say seven people, including three children, were in the house during the Feb. 14 attack but none were hurt.

Robert "Payaso" Rodarte, 44, is being held on suspicion of attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder and a weapons violation. His attorney, Cynthia McKedy, declined to comment Thursday.

An arrest warrant affidavit said Rodarte was a felon and a gang member who agreed to wear the hidden recorder for an FBI-led task force investigating alleged drug trafficking by gangs, according to the Colorado Springs Gazette.

Police say the attack on the house was in retaliation for an earlier assault.

Authorities say the FBI has severed its ties with Rodarte.

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