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Joey Gutierrez, 23

Joey Gutierrez (2011-01-28)

Joey Gutierrez, a 23-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Friday, Jan. 28, near 43rd Street and Main Street in Historic South-Central, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Police received a call regarding a shooting about 8:20 p.m., said LAPD Newton Det. M. Terrazas, who is handling the case.

Gutierrez was found with a gunshot wound to the neck and taken to California Hospital Medical Center for treatment. He died about an hour and a half later, Terrazas said.

Investigators do not have a description of the shooter, but they believe the incident was gang-related.

Anyone with information about the killing is asked to contact Det. Terrazas at (323) 846-6556. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Sarah Ardalani

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