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Monday, April 16, 2007

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Police Seek Murder Suspect

Los Angeles: The police department is seeking the public's help in finding Joe Gutierrez, 19, of Panorama City. He is wanted for the murder of a Pacoima man on Sunday evening.

On April 15, 2007, at about 5:00 p.m., Alejandro Montalvo, 18, and a 20-year-old friend were driving in the 9700 block of Telfair Avenue. A silver SUV drove alongside Montalvo's car and one of the occupants fired several rounds. Montalvo was hit on the chest. His friend escaped injury. The friend drove Montalvo to a local hospital where he later died.

Witnesses at the scene identified Gutierrez as the shooter.

Anyone with information regarding Joe Guitierrez' whereabouts is urged to contact Foothill Area Homicide, Detective Santana, M at 818-834-3110. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).