Release Date/Time: 8/1/2013 8:07 PM
Incident: 664/211, 187 PC
Report #: 13-080033
Date: Thursday, 8/1/2013
Time: 5:11 PM
Location: 102 E. Laurel Dr. 99 Cent Store
Officers were dispatched to the 99 Cent Store where it was reported an employee was being stabbed and the incident was still in progress. Officers arrived on scene as the suspect, Richard Gutierrez (22) ran out the front door. The officer challenged Gutierrez and he was taken into custody. Prior to the homicide, Gutierrez was seen coming and going from the store several times. After he last entered the store, he stood near one of the checkout isles. He then approached the employee who was standing near the front doors. Gutierrez grabbed the employee at which time, a struggle ensued which resulted in the employee receiving multiple stab wounds. Patrons tried to render aid by throwing canned goods at Gutierrez. Gutierrez got up and ran from the store. He was met at the door by an incoming officer who took him into custody. The victim was immediately taken to the hospital where he died of his injuries.
Gutierrez was taken to the Monterey Countay Jail where he was booked for attempted robbery and homicide.
Release Authorized by: Jeffery Gibson
Telephone: (831) 758-7128