Police Investigate City’s 44th Homicide

Friday, October 24th 2008, 10:45 pm
By: News On 6


TULSA, OK -- Tulsa police are looking for two suspects in the city's 44th homicide of 2008. At 9:02 p.m. Friday evening, officers were called to 3120 S. 108 E. Ave. after receiving reports of a shooting. When they arrived, police found a Hispanic man inside the Florida Taqeria restaurant with multiple gunshot wounds.

EMSA and the Tulsa Fire Department responded to the scene to provide medical assistance. The man, identified by police as 56-year-old Carlos Humberto-Gutierrez Jr., was taken to a Tulsa hospital where he died a short time later.

According to police, the shooting took place in a parking lot just north of where Gutierrez was found. Detectives say Gutierrez and two male suspects were in the victim's vehicle at the time of the shooting.

Investigators tell the News On 6 that Gutierrez ran into the restaurant and collapsed after the shooting. Gutierrez's car was found in the parking lot north of the restaurant, according to police.

Witnesses told police two Hispanic men were seen running south from the parking just after the shooting. They have not been arrested.

Police released vague descriptions of the suspects. Both were described as Hispanic males between 20-30 years-old. Anyone with information about the homicide is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 596-COPS. Tipsters can remain anonymous and could earn a cash reward if their tip leads to an arrest.