PD: Man in truck shot several times in west Phoenix; suspect caught

PHOENIX - A man was convinced to go to a street corner before he was shot several times with a rifle in Phoenix. 

Phoenix police report that on June 8 at about 9 p.m., a man went to a location near 91st Avenue and Illini Street to meet a female friend and give her a ride.

He later saw another friend and co-worker, 21-year-old Pedro Antonio Gutierrez, approach his truck and say, “Get off. You betrayed me.” Gutierrez then fired several shots from a rifle into the truck.

The victim was hit, but managed to get out of the truck and run away. Witnesses say Gutierrez chased after him, firing more shots at the victim.

Police say they found blood, bullet holes and several shell casings outside the truck. The victim allegedly told police that he flirted with Gutierrez’s girlfriend believing that their relationship had ended.

Police located and arrested Gutierrez the next morning. He allegedly confessed to the shooting saying he had no intention of killing the victim. He also reportedly told police that he used his girlfriend’s phone to text and lure the victim to the location.

Gutierrez is being held on a $150,000 bond for aggravated assault and attempted first-degree murder.
 

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