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Mario Gutierrez, 37

Mario Gutierrez (2007-11-22)

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.

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