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Police: Man Shot During Road-Rage Incident in Hesperia



Hesperia Police File Photo (photo by Hugo C. Valdez)

HESPERIA, Calif. ( A road rage incident between two motorists in the city of Hesperia resulted in multiple shots fired Friday night.

On February 3, 2017 at approximately 7:25 p.m. Deputies with the Hesperia Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to the area of I Avenue and Danbury Street for reports of a drive-by shooting.

Deputies arrived on scene and located the victim, Juan Gutierrez, 48, suffering from gunshot wounds.

Through investigation, it was learned that Gutierrez and the unidentified suspect were in a road rage incident that started in the area of Main Street and I Avenue.

Both parties drove southbound on I Avenue to the intersection of Danbury Street where Gutierrez stopped and exited his vehicle to make contact with the suspect.

The suspect brandished a gun and fired multiple times at Gutierrez. The suspect, described by the victim as a white male adult, approximately 5’6” and 220 pounds, short hair with a goatee wearing dark clothing, fled the scene. The suspect vehicle was described as a dark color SUV type vehicle, last known direction of travel was eastbound on Danbury

The victim, Gutierrez was transported to a trauma center to be treated for his injuries.

The Hesperia Sheriff’s Station is asking for the public’s help. If you have any information about this incident or possible suspect information, please contact the Hesperia Sheriff’s Station at 760-947-1500 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at 760-956-5001 or remain anonymous by calling We Tip at 800-78-CRIME.

(source: Hesperia Police Department news release)