Mario Gutierrez, 37
Posted Nov. 22, 2007, 10:53 p.m.
Mario Gutierrez, a 37-year-old Latino man, was shot at 4442 Verdemour Ave. in El Sereno about 10:45 p.m. Nov. 22, Thanksgiving, and died at the scene.
LAPD Hollenbeck detectives said that Gutierrez and his brother-in-law got into an argument during the family's Thanksgiving gathering over a remark the brother-in-law had made about Gutierrez's wife. The argument escalated to pushing and shoving, then spilled out onto the street where Gutierrez was shot. The 27-year-old brother-in-law turned himself in to police a few hours later.
Update: Police said the brother-in-law was later released; prosecutors said the killing was self-defense. Guitierrez, they said, had fought with others and picked up a chunk of cement to lob.