Geronimo “Jerry” Gutierrez III, a 43-year-old Latino, died Sunday, Nov. 5, after he was shot in the 10600 block of Imperial Highway in Norwalk, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Gutierrez was shopping at an Arco convenience store at 10602 Imperial Highway around 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, when a 16-year-old girl accidentally bumped into him in the store, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza.
Authorities said the girl’s boyfriend, Nakia Deshone Smith, then began arguing with Gutierrez, and the dispute escalated into a physical fight in the store.
At some point, Smith went to his car, returned with a gun and began shooting, Mendoza said.
The bullets struck Gutierrez in the head and torso, according to coroner’s records. He was taken to a hospital, where he died at 6:56 p.m. the following day.
Mendoza said the bullets ...